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Our diverse range of courses throughout the year aim to inform, inspire and connect people with nature.

Our events are delivered at a range of venues across the county. These include our purpose-built Education Centres at Nower Wood and Bay Pond, our own nature reserves and local community centres. Drawing upon the expertise of our staff, external specialists and professional awarding bodies we offer wild experiences, creative crafts and skills workshops. We really do have something to suit everyone!

Click here to see our interactive Course List for 2018

Click here to download our printable pdf overview of 2017's courses (new programme coming soon - watch this space!)

Click here to read some of our recent Testimonials

Click here to see our What's On listings


The courses follow five broad themes:


We share our expertise and passion for local species and habitats through these diverse events. Day courses include in-depth explorations of protected species and habitats and longer courses of 3-5 days cover a range of topics with a common theme such as woodlands, rivers or geology.

  • Great crested newts
  • Our native reptiles
  • Mammal tracks and signs
  • Bird identification

Art and Craft

We use nature and natural settings to inspire creativity. Open to complete beginners and those more experienced, our creative courses can cater for everyone. Learn how to create beautiful ornaments and baskets, incorporate nature into literature, and see the natural world in a whole new way.

  • Willow weaving
  • Green woodworking
  • Creative writing
  • Digital photography

Professional Development

There are many opportunities to improve your professional skills and employability with Surrey Wildlife Trust. We provide training courses both with our own skilled staff and through accredited external trainers. Many offer professional, certified qualifications upon completion.

  • Outdoor first aid
  • Outdoor food hygiene
  • Tree survey and inspection

Conservation Skills

Our countryside management courses provide technical expertise for use in the workplace or at home. From using specialist tools to managing volunteers, we can give you the skills you need to do the job.

  • Field survey techniques
  • Coppicing
  • Tree felling
  • Leading guided walks

Forest Schools

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that promotes the reconnection between people and their natural environment. We believe that taking learning outside is good for promoting self-esteem, wellbeing, behaviour, co-operative learning and problem solving.
For many years our team of qualified and experienced Forest School Leaders have been providing training for local teachers and practitioners to become Forest School Leaders. Training includes a background to the forest school approach to learning, practical skills and woodland management, and how to establish and deliver your own programme.

  • Forest School Taster Sessions
  • Forest School Leader (Level 3)
  • Assistant (Level 2)

Click here for more information and booking on Forest Schools courses.

To enquire about our Forest School courses you need to call 01483 663300 or email


Get in Touch

If you want to know more about what we offer, or have any queries about Adult Learning, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Call: 01372 379523




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