Wildlife Study Days

Adult learning outdoors, photo by Paul Harris/2020VISION

Photo by Paul Harris/2020VISION


Wildlife Study Days

Delve deeper into our natural world

Nature is in trouble! Discover how you can protect wildlife for the future by attending one of our Study Days.

Increase your knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Kent’s wild plants and animals - and learn how to manage habitats to encourage them.

Grass identification study day, photo by Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Photo by Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Our Courses and Programmes

Wildlife Study Days are designed to help the people of Kent to learn more about the wildlife of the county. Beginners are very welcome and those with some experience will be able to improve their knowledge and identification techniques.


Leaders are knowledgeable in their own topics but are also pleased to discuss other points of interest as they arise. We aim to create an informal atmosphere in which everyone can progress at their own speed.

Study Days 2024

Our Study Days offer the chance to enhance your wildlife knowledge, identification and management skills.  Our face to face courses are held outside or in our centres across the county and we are now also offering courses online.

Our next 12 courses are shown below.  Please click on the orange 'See all our Study Days' button below for more courses taking place in 2024.

Please note that only adults aged 18 and over can attend any of our Study Days.  This is for safeguarding and insurance reasons.

Other Courses and Programmes

Prices and Booking

Prices for Study Days

The prices for our normal Study Days are as follows:

  • Standard fee: £37.50 per person per day.
  • Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Prices for our other courses vary.  Please visit the relevant page for further details on pricing for a particular course or event, and note that a concessionary rate is not given for these.

Proceeds from our Wildlife Study Day programme support the wider work of the Kent Wildlife Trust.

How do I book?

Please book places on our courses online via the individual Study Day webpage. 

If you have problems booking online, please email Study.Days@kentwildlife.org.uk stating the course you wish to book and a contact phone number.

Places on our courses are limited and booking is essential.   Many courses are very popular, so early booking is recommended.

Please note that we need at least 10 working days' notice of cancellation for refunds or transfers to another day.  This is because we need time to find someone to take your place and so cover the course costs. 

Have a question?

Our Study Day team is ready to help.



Wild About Gardens Workshops

Ray Lewis

Interested in making your garden more nature-friendly? We also offer online workshops on a range of topics, from managing pests and diseases in a wildlife-friendly way and helping hedgehogs in your garden to building and maintaining a nature-supportive pond.

Find out more here