AQA Introduction to Conservation Volunteering

Steve Ormerod

Monday 16th October saw the Carbon Landscape Teams' Community Engagement Officer Jenny Griggs and Project Support Officer Steve Ormerod deliver a fun and informative training session to potential volunteers in Warrington.

Taking place in Grappenhall, the session covered training on management of three major habitats in the Carbon Landscape area: Grasslands, Wetlands and Peatlands.  The training covered the knowlege sections of the vocational AQA training courses in all three habitats.

Fourteen people attended, with the intention of being able to volunteer on Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve and other sites in the Carbon Landscape project.  Each of them were keen to follow up and complete the thirty hours voluntary work required to achieve the AQA qualification.

The training was very well received with participants leaving comments such as 'Very informative about the different habitats'; 'Educational'; 'Concise' and 'Enthusiastically presented'.

Jenny Griggs, Carbon Landscape Project Community Engagement Officer said "The session was very successful, with very enthusiastic and interested  people coming together to learn about conservation of important local habitats and to volunteer to help improve their local environment."