TRAINING

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TRAINING COURSES

We offer a wide range of courses throughout the year. These include biological surveying, archaeological surveying, practical conservation skills, GIS/Google earth mapping and flora and fauna identification.   Please contact lisa.critchley@belfasthills.org for further information.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SKILLS PROGRAMME

Despite the close proximity of the population to the Belfast Hills no hill specific youth programmes were available which encourage young people to think about how to care for the Belfast Hills and understand the issues involved.   Our Environmental Skills Programme enabled 20 students with a specific interest in a future career in the environmental sector to get some practical first hand experience of environmental work. This work is made possible by […]

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EVENTS AND TALKS

Throughout the year we hold a wide range of events and talks to celebrate the rich heritage of the Belfast Hills. These include a large variety of walks, talks, crafts, story telling, bus tours, film and music events.   Click here to find out about this years events.  

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is essential to undertake a much wider scope of activities in the Belfast Hills than limited staff resources alone allow. It is also a way to gain new skills, meet new people and potentially get fitter!   Here are just some of the projects that we get involved in: Hedge-planting Scrub removal Invasive species surveys Tree planting Wildlife surveys Litter picking Path maintenance Admin work   Click here to […]

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SCHOOLS LANDSCAPE & ENVIRONMENT PROJECT

It is vital to educate the local children about the importance of the hills as the hills are their heritage to be looked after for future generations for recreation and biodiversity alike. Unfortunately it is often young people who are seen lighting fires or using sites for underage drinking.   We have been undertaking a Schools education programme of school visits, talks, wildfire film creation, resources and linked site visits […]

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