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Training Directory: Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates Short Courses.

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates

 

Practical training in how to identify, classify and survey reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.  This is sort of an 'everything else'  section!

08/12/2021 Millipede ID with Microscopes 1 Day

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This course provides an introduction to identifying millipedes using the 'Provisional Key to British Millipedes- Paul Lee'. This includes a short presentation introducing the morphological features used to identify specimens to species level and support from an expert tutor throughout the practical sessions

Cost £10

09/12/2021 Bishops Wood Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

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Our Invertebrate Volunteer ID Days are opportunities for people to come to our centres to use our lab facilities, microscopes, identification guides and other resources. They are free to attend (though booking is essential).

Free Course

18/02/2022 Identifying and Recording Woodlice (Residential) 3 Days

FSC Preston Montford, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/30ASCUK

On this 3-day course, you will learn about Identifying and Recording Woodlice. It covers their taxonomy and ecology, collection techniques, and how to preserve specimens. You will also receive guidance when identifying in the field or using a microscope, and all the necessary identification keys will be provided.

Cost ££50.00

Contact For Details Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training Course 10 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/3zi63Vp

Starts April 2022.  This comprehensive vocational course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience.

Cost £1,350 before January 2022, £1,450 thereafter

25/04/2022 Reptile Ecology, Survey, Mitigation and Adder Handling 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This course is designed to enable you to identify UK reptile species, identify suitable reptile habitat, undertake reptile survey and develop reptile mitigation strategies. The course is part classroom and part field based to provide practical survey and handling experience.

Cost £140

27/04/2022 Great Crested Newt Ecology and Survey Techniques 2 x 0.5 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This is introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake GCN surveys and is aimed at those working in consultancy or conservation. This course is part classroom and part field based. Course content

Cost £120

30/04/2022 Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping 2 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3llDuCF

This confidence boosting course will cover all you need to know to get you started with beekeeping. Delve into the practicals of equipment, set up, maintenance and sympathetic bee handling skills as well as the lifecycle of bees, how honey and beeswax are processed and possible uses.

03/09/2022 Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping 2 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3iIlrEV

This confidence boosting course will cover all you need to know to get you started with beekeeping. Delve into the practicals of equipment, set up, maintenance and sympathetic bee handling skills as well as the lifecycle of bees, how honey and beeswax are processed and possible uses.

Various Surveying for Protected Species

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

This self-study course consists of videos with information on the
ecology and survey techniques for badgers, dormice, great crested newts, otters, reptiles, and water voles delivered by a Principal Ecologist. It includes legislation and a video of tracks and signs. There are plenty of references for further study and some book suggestions and a couple of quzzes.

Various Reptile and Amphibian ID and Surveying

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

A 3 module course to help you identify all the UK reptile and amphibian species of snake, lizard, frogs, toads and newts. Includes a section on surveying for these species. Self study in your own time.

Contact For Details Seahorse Biology, Ecology and Conservation Course

Online, The Seahorse Trust seahorsesurveycourse@aol.co.uk

A new self-guided online course covering a range of topics including seahorse biology and ecology based on the Trust's research, and considers threats to these and other marine species, and the approach used to conserve species and habitats. Proceeds directly support the work of The Seahorse Trust.

Cost £65

Various Identifying and recording the butterflies of Central Scotland

Online, Butterfly Conservation amccluskey@butterfly-conservation.org c-js.info/2X8UpNf

Join this free online course to find out how to identify and record the butterflies of Central Scotland.

Free Course

Various ARC's Bitesize Herpetology Courses

Online, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation www.arc-trust.org/training

ARC’s expert staff have created a new series of free, introductory training modules for anyone with an interest in amphibians and reptiles. It’s a great way to increase your knowledge of herpetology, at a pace and time that suits you. The five courses currently available cover identification skills for the 13 native species widespread non-natives. Good luck and have fun!

Free Course

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Reptile Ecology, ID and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, ID and surveying of all UK reptile species via videos.

Cost £80

Various Unlocking your wildlife career

Online, Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams c-js.info/3izM2lQ

Are you a wildlife student or early career wildlife professional? Are you struggling to get a paid or long term wildlife role? Do you want to stop feeling stuck & learn what you can do to move forward in your wildlife career? YES? This free webinar is for you!

Contact For Details Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training Course 10 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/3zi63Vp

Starts April 2022.  This comprehensive vocational course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience.

Cost £1,350 before January 2022, £1,450 thereafter

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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