We know that understanding people’s relationships with the environment is critical to achieving positive conservation outcomes. Yet exploring these relationships require specialist approaches and methods. That’s where social science comes in, as it provides insight into how people influence and are influenced by their environment, why people value nature and what can be done to engage audiences in your cause.
Focused on what you need to know
Social science is unfamiliar to many working in conservation.
If you work or study in the conservation sector, and want to better understand the human dimensions of conservation, we will provide you with a foundation to build your skills and confidence in social science.
We recognise that integrating new approaches into your work after the course can be a daunting task. By the end of the course, you’ll have a personalised plan for applying social science to work for you.
The training will be held online over three days, delivered live with a maximum group size of 15 participants. Your training will be led by Dr Rebecca Jefferson, a conservation social scientist with over a decade of experience working in NGO, academic and the private sector.
Tuesday 13th October, 9:30am-12pm - What is social science and why is it important to conservation?
Wednesday 14th October, 9:30am-12pm - Methods for social science.
Thursday 15th October, 9:30am-12pm - Barriers and enablers for integrating social sciences into conservation.
For more details and to book visit https://www.humannature.co.uk/online-course
Feedback on the course from previous participants:
Really good discussions, very high-quality presentations, interesting and well presented.
The course gave me confidence in relation to my understanding of social science sub-disciplines, methods and potential analyses.
Thanks for the great course! It worked well over Zoom, especially the breakout rooms.
Please contact us with any queries you have, it'd be lovely to hear from you
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Very interesting course, it is a pity it is so early in my part of the world. Please in the future also consider some timings in BST afternoon so we might join :)
Hello Ana, thank you for your interest in the course. Which part of the world are you in? I am keen to offer courses which work for other time zones and am exploring how and when best to do this!
Argentina, in South America. GMT-3
Thanks Ana, I'll use that in my planning for course times in 2021.
Great to see this sort of training on offer! Hope you get good uptake.