Education and Outreach
Participate in lively and engaging workshops, lectures and guided walks on wildlife for children, adults and all ages between. Below, you can book on existing workshops if you remember the public. Alternatively, if you represent an organisation such as a school, please email if you would like Phil to run some workshops in your area of interest.
Workshops and Lectures
I can deliver classroom-based lessons, illustrated public talks and family-friendly workshops on a range of topics relating to the natural world.
Current topics include: Bees, Butterflies and More; Life in a Pond; An Introduction to Bats, but you are welcome to request a specific topic for a bespoke session if you have a particular area of interest. School workshops are tailored to the national curriculum and current topics of study requested by teachers.
Guided walks can encompass all wildlife on offer in local environment, or be more specialised, such as concentrating on invertebrates, birds or bats.
My guided walks can be aimed at beginners and offer a safe and friendly setting in which novices can learn about wildlife. Alternatively, if you require a more complicated or specific subject area for the walk, please let me know.
I can offer a range of activities including bug hunting, identification training, and craft sessions involving the construction of minibeast homes. I have extensive experience of running activities at public events, including Wyke Beck Discovery Week, Hassacarr Nature Reserve Open Day, the Royal Entomological Society’s York Insect Festival.
If you would like to book me for a public event or have a particular nature-related activity you’d like me to run, please contact me to discuss details.
I offer training sessions for organisations want their staff or volunteers to deliver wildlife-based activities.
During training sessions include an introduction to running pond dipping events and an introduction to minibeasts safari events. My training courses include relevant biological and ecological background information, relevant health and safety information, and practical demonstrations of how to run various activities.