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Eco-Skills Day Visit or Residential

Learn about plants, trees, fungi, invertebrates, animals and more with the Field Studies Council

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Discover the marine life living along your local coastline, learn how to paint a landscape and more.

These highly rated natural history and environmental art courses can be taken over one or two days.

This opportunity is provided by Field Studies Council.


  • Type: Day visit or one-night residential
  • Dates: Throughout the year
  • Location: Across the UK
  • Cost: £25 for a day visit / £100 for a residential (subsidised)
  • Suitable for: Individuals aged 19 - 26 years

About this opportunity

The Field Studies Council's one or two-day courses cover a huge range of topics, including plants, trees, fungi, invertebrates, and animals. They are led by expert tutors at a number of locations around the UK.

Courses range from beginner to expert level, so whether you’re looking to dip your toe into a new environmental topic or you are an established ecologist looking to fine tune some identifications skills, we have a course for you!

You can choose to attend for the day, or stay overnight for a residential experience. This will give you the chance to really engage with your chosen topic, visit somewhere a bit further afield and build stronger relationships with others on the course.

Need to know

Learning outcomes

The knowledge and skills you learn and develop on our courses are highly transferable. Our courses are excellent for updating your CV, helping you to stand out, gaining experience to secure that dream green career or volunteer role.

What to bring

As these courses are so varied, check the up-to-date list of what is needed for each course.

Accommodation is not included in the residential price, but can be booked via the Field Studies Council's website.

Access guidance

Each location and course varies. All accessibility requirements can be found during the booking process.

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