What’s on?

Current Opportunities and Events

Every year Ambios deliver a range of nature conservation opportunities in both the UK and Europe. Some are suitable for students at the very beginning of a career in conservation. Some are suitable for seasoned wildlife professionals who want to improve their skills in a particular area. Some are even suitable for nature lovers who want to learn more about flora and fauna.

We also run events which are open to the general public, including our annual summer Farm and Wildlife Fayre and Barn Raising, Barn Storming Barn Dance in October.

Please view our  calendar below to find an opportunity that is right for you. You can also keep updated about new courses and events  by joining our mailing list.

2020 Calendar

Long term placement

9 month rewilding and community living experience

5th January – 1st October 2021

Join us on our rewilding journey for a 9-month placement at Lower Sharpham Farm, on the stunning Sharpham Estate in South Devon. Through this placement you will work towards improving your employability skills. You will take responsibility for various farm and residential tasks, and lead our team of residential trainees, motivating and inspiring them and modelling positive ways of life.

You will gain knowledge and practical experiences required by the nature conservation sector through workshops and courses, as well as develop your confidence in transferable skills (leadership, collaborative working, organisation and effective communication) through your day-to-day responsibilities on the farm. You will be encouraged to live sustainably during your time with us, helping out in our organic garden, assisting with the farm tasks and shared community life of the residents.

8-week rewilding experience

Spend Winter Rewilding

18th January – 12th March 2021 (FULLY BOOKED)

This immersive 8-week rewilding experience will allow you to gain skills in; rewilding, basic carpentry and woodwork, woodland management, wildlife friendly land management practices, vegetable gardening, as well as undertake nature conservation workshops to develop your knowledge and understanding of native flora and fauna.

You will be in at the beginning of our rewilding journey during your time with us and be encouraged to live sustainably, helping out in our organic vegetable garden and assisting with the day-to-day tasks of rural farm life.

Distance Learning

Effective Camera Trapping

1st March – 9th April 2021

Effective Camera Trapping is a live online 6-week course, designed to make you a more effective wildlife camera trapper. You will increase your field skills, produce photos fit for purpose and enhance your employability/ professional development.

Unique to this course – is the fact that we lend you the equipment.

Distance Learning

Effective Bird Identification

1st March – 23rd April 2021

This Effective Bird Identification course will enable you to explore how to become more effective with your bird identification, increasing your field and note taking skills and therefore enhancing your employability/continuing professional development.

Unique to this course – Ambios Ltd will send you a field notebook and second hand (up-cycled) field guide before taking you through 8-weeks of part time online distance learning.

UK Nature Conservation Traineeship

12 WEEK NATURE CONSERVATION TRAINEESHIP: LOWER SHARPHAM FARM

SPRING: 29th March – 18th June 2021

Our conservation farm and rewilding project is a unique chance to gain hands-on conservation experience supported by our team of wildlife professionals. Biodiversity monitoring and applied land management are central elements of the programme, building your field skills and your confidence in understanding the ecology of the countryside and the work required to secure its future.

Through their time here many past trainees have reported a sense of renewal, inspiration, hope, confidence and direction in what is an uncertain future for all of us.

UK Nature Conservation Traineeship

12 WEEK NATURE CONSERVATION TRAINEESHIP: LOWER SHARPHAM FARM

SUMMER: 28th June – 17th September 2021

Our conservation farm and rewilding project is a unique chance to gain hands-on conservation experience supported by our team of wildlife professionals. Biodiversity monitoring and applied land management are central elements of the programme, building your field skills and your confidence in understanding the ecology of the countryside and the work required to secure its future.

Through their time here many past trainees have reported a sense of renewal, inspiration, hope, confidence and direction in what is an uncertain future for all of us.

UK NATURE CONSERVATION TRAINEESHIP

12 WEEK NATURE CONSERVATION TRAINEESHIP: LOWER SHARPHAM FARM

AUTUMN: 27th September – 17th December 2021

Our conservation farm and rewilding project is a unique chance to gain hands-on conservation experience supported by our team of wildlife professionals. Biodiversity monitoring and applied land management are central elements of the programme, building your field skills and your confidence in understanding the ecology of the countryside and the work required to secure its future.

Through their time here many past trainees have reported a sense of renewal, inspiration, hope, confidence and direction in what is an uncertain future for all of us.