Woodland spring flowers and Invertebrates
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Woodland spring flowers and Invertebrates

Location: Norsey Wood

Norsey Woods is one of the densest bluebell woods in the world, so it is the ideal place to take photos of spring flowers.  This ancient woodland is also home to a number of invertebrates, including wood ants. 
This workshop will cover how to photograph these, starting with a presentation on the best techniques and then heading out into Norsey Woods try them out.  

Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable

  • A macro lens or lens with ability to focus close (or with a close up mode/function)

  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed

  • Something to kneel on

  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A tripod (if you have one)

Price: £30 per person

Max number of participants: 14

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email wattyler.education@basildon.gov.uk



All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website

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Photography Workshop: Dragonflies, Butterflies and other invertebrates at Wat Tyler CP
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Photography Workshop: Dragonflies, Butterflies and other invertebrates at Wat Tyler CP

Continuing the successful series of workshops since 2014, we will be running a further 7 photographic workshops throughout 2018.   Each workshop will cater for a maximum of up to 8 people, (for exact numbers see each workshop page for details). These low class numbers ensure that everybody attending has the opportunity for a bit of 'one to one' guidance with the tutor. 

Dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies are among our most photogenic insects and this workshop will look at the best techniques to use when trying to photograph them and other invertebrate species.

The workshop starts with a talk covering these techniques and tips on finding and getting closer to them.
We will then head outside and try out what we have learned on the spring flowers and wildlife.

Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable

  • A macro lens (or lens with close up/macro mode or close up lens attached)

  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed

  • Something to kneel on

  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on

  • A tripod (if you have one)

  • Extension tubes

  • Flash and diffuser

  • Long telephoto lens (e.g. 300mm lens)

Price: £30 per person  

Max number of participants: 14

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email wattylereducation@basildon.gov.uk


All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website

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Photography Workshop: Pond Creatures
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Photography Workshop: Pond Creatures

Continuing the successful series of workshops since 2014, we will be running a further 7 photographic workshops throughout 2018.   Each workshop will cater for a maximum of up to 8 people, (for exact numbers see each workshop page for details). These low class numbers ensure that everybody attending has the opportunity for a bit of 'one to one' guidance with the tutor. 

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The life found on and under the water in ponds is often ignore, especially by photographers, so focusing on these interesting creatures is a great way of getting original shots.  Their continued activity in winter also makes them ideal subjects for macro in the colder months.

This workshop will start with a talk on pond creatures and the best ways to photograph them.  We will then head to the nearby ponds to catch some subjects before heading back inside to use the photographic aquarium set ups to get some photos.


Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable (proving they have a flash hotshoe)

  • A macro lens (or lens with close up/macro mode or close up lens attached)

  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed

  • Something to kneel on

  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down

  • Flash and diffuser with either a TTL cable or wireless control

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on

  • Extension tubes

Price: £30 per person
 

Max number of participants: 14

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email wattylereducation@basildon.gov.uk


All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website

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An Evening at Wat Tyler - It's out of this world Space Walk
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening at Wat Tyler - It's out of this world Space Walk

Join us for a a evening at Wat Tyler and learn about the solar system and fingers crossed a chance to see the constellations you've just learnt about.

Where

Wat Tyler Country Park - Meet at the main gates which will be closed until we check you in.

Price

£6.50 per person

Ages

All ages

Bookings

Call us on 01268 205267 to book and pay in advance to secure your place  advised as we are limited to 20 places only.

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Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!
Apr
17
1:30 PM13:30

Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!

Join us for a pond dip at our special pond dipping ponds

Where

Wat Tyler Country Park

Price

£3.55 per child

Ages

All ages (3+ advised, children must keep fingers out of mouth)

Bookings

Call us on 01268 205267 10.30am to 3.30pm weekdays  to book and pay  in advance to secure your place  

Or chance on the day book on arrival at the visitor centre before session

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Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!
Apr
16
1:30 PM13:30

Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!

Join us for a pond dip at our special pond dipping ponds

Where

Wat Tyler Country Park

Price

£3.55 per child

Ages

All ages (3+ advised, children must keep fingers out of mouth)

Bookings

Call us on 01268 205267  to book and pay in advance to secure your place  

or chance on the day book on arrival at the visitor centre before session

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Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!
Apr
12
1:30 PM13:30

Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!

Join us for a pond dip at our special pond dipping ponds

Where

Wat Tyler Country Park

Price

£3.55 per child

Ages

All ages (3+ advised, children must keep fingers out of mouth)

Bookings

Call us on 01268 205267 to book and pay in advance to secure your place  

Or chance on the day book on arrival at the visitor centre  before session

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Wats Weird and Wonderful Egg Trail
Apr
10
11:00 AM11:00

Wats Weird and Wonderful Egg Trail

Join us for a self led Easter themed trail at Wat Tyler Country Park

Where

At Wat Tyler Country Park

When

Every day between 11am until 1pm

How much is it?

£4.00 per eggsxplorer

Do I need to book in advance? Yes!

Call on 01268 205267 during the week from 10.30am to 3.30pm to book and pay for your time slot between 11am-1pm

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Wats Weird and Wonderful Egg Trail
Apr
9
11:00 AM11:00

Wats Weird and Wonderful Egg Trail

Join us for a self led Easter themed trail at Wat Tyler Country Park

Where

At Wat Tyler Country Park

When

Every day between 11am until 1pm

How much is it?

£4.00 per eggsxplorer

Do I need to book in advance? Yes!

Call on 01268 205257 from 10.30am to 3.30pm to book and pay for  your time slot between 11am-1pm

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Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!
Apr
8
1:30 PM13:30

Pond Dip - All creatures great and small!

Join us for a pond dip at our special pond dipping ponds

Where

Wat Tyler Country Park

Price

£3.55 per child

Ages

All ages (3+ advised, children must keep fingers out of mouth)

Bookings

Call us on 01268 205267 daily  from 10.30am to 3.30pm  to book  and pay to secure your place  

or chance on the day book on arrival at the visitor centre before session

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Wats Weird and Wonderful Egg Trail
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Wats Weird and Wonderful Egg Trail

Join us for a self led Easter themed trail at Wat Tyler Country Park

Where

At Wat Tyler Country Park

When

Every day between 11am until 1pm

How much is it?

£4.00 per eggsxplorer

Do I need to book in advance? Yes!

Call us on 01268 205267  between 10.30am and 3.30pm  to book and pay for your slot  between 11am-1pm

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Photography Workshop at Norsey Woods: Autumn Fungi
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Photography Workshop at Norsey Woods: Autumn Fungi

  • Norsey Wood Local Nature Reserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Continuing the successful series of workshops since 2014, we will be running a further 7 photographic workshops throughout 2018.   Each workshop will cater for a maximum of up to 8 people, (for exact numbers see each workshop page for details). These low class numbers ensure that everybody attending has the opportunity for a bit of 'one to one' guidance with the tutor. 

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The ancient woodland of Norsey Wood is a top site for fungi and a therefore a great place of a fungi photography workshop.

Fungi make great subjects, coming in a variety of colours and textures, some very colourful, others seem to be dull and uninteresting until you get in close.  This workshop will look at the best ways to photograph these fascinating organisms, starting with a talk looking at these techniques, before then heading out in to the woods to find subjects on which to use them.  


Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable
  • A macro lens (or lens with close up/macro mode or close up lens attached)
  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed
  • Something to kneel on
  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on
  • A tripod (if you have one)
  • Extension tubes
  • Flash and diffuser
  • Long telephoto lens (e.g. 300mm lens)

Price: £25 per person if you pay before April 1st.
£26.25 per person (2018/19 price)
if you pay after April 1st  

Max number of participants: 8

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email neil.phillips@basildon.gov.uk


All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website

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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Wedding Open Day

Come see the Barn and meet with Helen one of our Wedding co-ordinators. Recently engaged or fancy a do-it-yourself wedding then Wat Tyler is the perfect venue for you. Surrounded by 125 acres of natural backdrop and contemporary suites.

Save the Date for a look inside the 18th Century Barn.

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Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Essex Field Club Presents

The Essex Natural History Show.

Sunday 19th August 11am - 5pm

Come along to the Green Centre and see a vase array of activities taking place.

Snakes Alive, Eden Falconry, nature in close up, wildlife photography, fossils, rocks, Rockwatch activities, Essex woodcarving, Fablab 3-D nature printing and robotics, puppet shows, storytelling

 

Craft activities, badge making, natural history displays, wildlife walks, pond dipping & lots more!

Living reptiles, spiders, scorpions, live birds of prey

Bats and birds in Essex, beekeeping, ladybirds

Basildon natural history, RSPB activities, dormice

email : show@essexfieldclulb.org.uk    Tel: 01375 371571 for more details

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Photography Workshop: Dragonflies, Butterflies and other invertebrates at Wat Tyler CP
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Photography Workshop: Dragonflies, Butterflies and other invertebrates at Wat Tyler CP

Continuing the successful series of workshops since 2014, we will be running a further 7 photographic workshops throughout 2018.   Each workshop will cater for a maximum of up to 8 people, (for exact numbers see each workshop page for details). These low class numbers ensure that everybody attending has the opportunity for a bit of 'one to one' guidance with the tutor. 

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Dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies are among our most photogenic insects and this workshop will look at the best techniques to use when trying to photograph them and other invertebrate species.

The workshop starts with a talk covering these techniques and tips on finding and getting closer to them.
We will then head outside and try out what we have learned on the spring flowers and wildlife.


Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable
  • A macro lens (or lens with close up/macro mode or close up lens attached)
  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed
  • Something to kneel on
  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on
  • A tripod (if you have one)
  • Extension tubes
  • Flash and diffuser
  • Long telephoto lens (e.g. 300mm lens)

Price: £26.25 per person  

Max number of participants: 8

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email neil.phillips@basildon.gov.uk


All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website

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Photographing spring flowers and invertebrates workshop - At Norsey Woods
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Photographing spring flowers and invertebrates workshop - At Norsey Woods

Continuing the successful series of workshops since 2014, we will be running a further 7 photographic workshops throughout 2018.   Each workshop will cater for a maximum of up to 8 people, (for exact numbers see each workshop page for details). These low class numbers ensure that everybody attending has the opportunity for a bit of 'one to one' guidance with the tutor. 

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Norsey Woods is one of the densest bluebell woods in the world, so it is the ideal place to take photos of spring flowers.  This ancient woodland is also home to a number of invertebrates, including wood ants. 
This workshop will cover how to photograph these, starting with a presentation on the best techniques and then heading out into Norsey Woods try them out.  

Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable
  • A macro lens or lens with ability to focus close (or with a close up mode/function)
  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed
  • Something to kneel on
  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down
  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A tripod (if you have one)

Price: £25 per person

Max number of participants: 8

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email neil.phillips@basildon.gov.uk


All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website

 

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Introduction to nature photography workshop
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to nature photography workshop

Continuing the successful series of workshops since 2014, we will be running a further 7 photographic workshops throughout 2018.   Each workshop will cater for a maximum of up to 8 people, (for exact numbers see each workshop page for details). These low class numbers ensure that everybody attending has the opportunity for a bit of 'one to one' guidance with the tutor. 

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Got a new camera and want to learn how to photograph nature and wildlife?  Want to get your camera off of auto mode and improve your photos?  This is the workshop for you.
The workshop starts with a talk covering ISO, aperture and shutter speeds, what focal length/lens to use in what situation and tips on finding and getting closer to wildlife.
We will then head outside and try out what we have learned on the spring flowers and wildlife.

Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable
  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed
  • Something to kneel on
  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on
  • A tripod (if you have one)

Price: £25 per person

Max number of participants: 8

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email neil.phillips@basildon.gov.uk


All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website

 

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