Tue, 22 Mar | Cwm Idwal

Nature of Snowdonia Environmental Workshop

Bringing the Nature of Snowdonia alive for you!
Nature of Snowdonia Environmental Workshop

Time & Location

22 Mar, 09:30 – 16:00
Cwm Idwal, Llyn Ogwen LL57 3LZ, UK

About the Event

These workshops are primarily aimed at Mountain Leaders and Instructors or trainees working towards those awards. Anyone working outside with, or leading, groups in the hills or mountains of the UK should, however, find these workshops of interest. We generally attract a like-minded keen group of people who get along with each other giving the day a fun feeling in which to learn.

The date of this workshop means there will be few flowers, but the purple saxifrage will be in prime conditions and it's one of my favourites, this is an excellent opportunity to focus on the other aspects of the environment.

Whilst the workshops have some key questions, we will respond to whatever the environment and weather throw at us on the day of the workshop.

Key questions for the day might include;

What grows here and why? Plants, flowers, lichens, mosses etc.

Why is the geology here so complex?

Did the ice really shape these mountains?

Geomorphologyand river processes - what's that all about then?

How special are lichens?

Can you tell us a story?

Who farms this land?

Who uses this land?

How are the uplands threatened and how might they change?

You will need to dress for the weather and expect to be 'on the hill' for about six hours. Bring a packed lunch. You will find a digital camera and/or a smart phone, pen/pencil and notebook handy too.

This workshop is eligible for MTA, AMI, BMG and BAIML CPD points.

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