Course: Introduction to Social Science for Conservation

Human Nature

13th - 15th October 07309 745 106 Rebecca Jefferson

Cost: £175 full (£155 reduced rate for charities)

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Introduction to Social Science for Conservation

Tailored social science training for those working in the conservation sector

We know that understanding people’s relationships with the environment is critical to achieving positive conservation outcomes. Yet exploring these relationships requires 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’re an independent, or you work in an NGO, policy organisation, academic institution 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.

Course details

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

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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.

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