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Course Title: Nature Park Management I BEN120

Nature Park Management I BEN120

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Home Study – Distance Learning. Become skilled at managing nature parks! This course has been specifically designed for people working or wishing to work in nature parks and reserves, in managerial or technical positions. Learn about natural environments, and the management of zoos, wildlife parks, nature reserves. Build an understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles, and learn a wide range of skills ranging from basic gardening and nature park design, to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery.

Course Structure for Nature Park Management I BEN120

  1. Introduction to Nature Park Management – the role and scope of nature parks; the importance of indigenous vegetation in nature parks
  2. Basic Ecology – the environment, plants and animals; ecosystem concepts
  3. Soil Management in Nature Parks – soil characteristics and problems; earthworks
  4. Plant Maintenance – basic gardening techniques; natural gardening; plant selection; succession planting; equipment
  5. Design of Nature/Wilderness Parks I – collecting site information; preparing concept plans
  6. Design of Nature/Wilderness Parks II – drawing the final plan; construction estimates; designing animal enclosures
  7. Weed Management – characteristics of weeds; weed control; environmental weeds
  8. Pest and Disease Management – management strategies; chemical safety
  9. Culture of Indigenous Plants – techniques for establishing vegetation; planting design
  10. Tree Management – role of trees in nature parks; tree maintenance plans; pruning and tree surgery
  11. Turf Care – turf varieties in nature parks; lawn preparation, establishment and maintenance
  12. Rehabilitation: Problems and Solutions – aims and strategies; soil problems and solutions in degraded sites

Aims for Nature Park Management I BEN120

  • Explain the importance of the interrelationships between various components of a natural environment within an ecosystem
  • Develop management strategies for soils within a natural ecosystem
  • Develop management strategies for plant maintenance practices, in nature parks
  • Design a nature park, or a section within a nature park
  • Develop management strategies for the control of weed problems in a nature park
  • Develop management strategies for the rehabilitation of degraded sites in a nature park

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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