Courses – Environmental
Set within a 750 acre National Nature Reserve, the Gregynog estate offers excellent facilities for environmental education.
A Forest School woodland site, managed in partnership with the Forest Education Initiative enables children to learn about the importance of woodland, undertaking craft based activity in a natural setting.
Beekeeping courses are run by the Mongomeryshire Bee Keeping Association for novice and experienced beekeepers. The courses are both theoretical and practical using the lecture rooms at Gregynog and the Association Training Apiary which is situated in the grounds. You may want to learn about the importance of bees in the environment, to keep bees yourself or even to prepare for the various proficiency exams run by the British Beekeeping Association. Some courses are only open to members of the MBKA but you can always turn up and watch the beekeepers at work in the apiary. To find out about courses, events and when beekeepers will be at the apiary, visit the Monty Bees website.
Aberystwyth University Summer School
10 – 13 August – Understanding British Bats
Enjoy three memorable days of tranquillity and creativity. Many people treat their stay at Gregynog as their holiday. Imagine; no cooking, shopping and no commuting once you have settled into this peaceful environment.
For the last 14 years the Summer School held in association with Aberystwyth University has provided its lifelong learning delegates with a unique package focusing on the estate and gardens for its inspiration. As one student wrote,
“The atmosphere at Gregynog is hypnotic’
This course offers a thorough introduction to British Bats: species identification, life cycles and habitats.
Residential course fees are £350 to include tuition, accommodation and food.
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Both theoretical and practical courses can be held either in the Halls training rooms or in the unique, diverse ecology of the grounds