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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!

05/10/2022 Cranefly Identification with Microscopes: Species 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yMgcfN

On this course you can delve into the identification of craneflies through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £10

07/10/2022 Discovering Amphibians: Identification and Ecology

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OKDg44

This introductory course will introduce you to the key characteristics of amphibians, and will then look more in-depth into the identification and ecology of UK species. It's a great introduction for anyone with an interest and for those looking at taking their first steps into an ecology career.

07/10/2022 Soil Invertebrate Field Recorder Day 1 Day

Tolworth Court Farm, London, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NQfAKk

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day identifying and surveying invertebrates in an informal environment at Tolworth Court Farm. At over 50ha its size and location along the chalk stream of the Hogsmill River in Kingston mean it is an important place for nature.

Free Course

11/10/2022 Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes 1 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Rg60n0

On this course you can delve into the identification of solitary wasps through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £10

12/10/2022 Solitary Wasp ID with Microscopes 2 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NOBGNx

On this course you can delve into the identification of solitary wasps through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £10

18/10/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3PagItz

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

18/10/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bKlFL5

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

19/10/2022 Field Identification of Centipedes 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NNwCJ5

On this course you will learn about centipede classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of centipedes using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

25/10/2022 Discovering Earthworms (Online) 1 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NQZnov

This course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge needed of earthworm biology, ecology, behaviour and diversity to embark on their earthworm journey, as well as putting this knowledge into practice by finding earthworms in their natural habitat and categorising them into one of four ecological categories.

Cost £20

25/10/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NNwIjV

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

25/10/2022 Field ID of Springtails 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NOXN6u

On this course you will learn about springtail classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of springtails using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

26/10/2022 Field Identification of Woodlice 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3GYqXgN

On this course you will learn about woodlice classification and how their morphology and ecology are interconnected. Plus, identification of distinctive species of woodlice using a hand lens and field characteristics with support from an expert tutor.

Cost £10

26/10/2022 Cranefly Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3PczG2u

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

27/10/2022 Woodlice Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Ar6oqL

On this course you can delve into the identification of woodlice through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £10

01/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Reoogf

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

02/11/2022 Discoering Byrophytes 4 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bL31mk

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts, collectively known as bryophytes. This course is a introduction to bryophytes, which can be quite a complicated group to first begin with. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them.

Cost £60

02/11/2022 Centipede Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yOkeob

On this course you can delve into the identification of centipedes through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Free Course

03/11/2022 Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice Field Recorder Day 1 Day

Knapp and Papermill, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bW9sD4

Join like-minded people with an interest in field recording for a day of identifying and surveying in an informal environment. Naturalists of all levels (from beginner to expert) will be able to share their knowledge with peers and help each other improve knowledge and build confidence in biological recording.

Free Course

03/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yPJ338

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

09/11/2022 Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NQGORk

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

16/11/2022 Earthworm Identification with Microscopes 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yO93fe

On this course you can delve into the identification of earthworms through the use of keys and gain an introduction to the species in the UK. Guided by our experienced tutor this course aims to familiarise participants with the techniques and characteristics that aid identification.

Cost £10

17/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yOnyzz

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

17/11/2022 Earthworm Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3yLzthC

This Day will involve sorting through specimens collected on Field Recorder Days and identifying the specimens to species. An earthworm specialist from the Earthworm Society of Britain will be on hand to verify specimens identified by the volunteers and to submit the records generated to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme.

Free Course

18/11/2022 Earthworm Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC London: Bushy Park, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3RfctyK

This Day will involve sorting through specimens collected on Field Recorder Days and identifying the specimens to species. An earthworm specialist from the Earthworm Society of Britain will be on hand to verify specimens identified by the volunteers and to submit the records generated to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme.

Free Course

23/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3PsbkST

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

24/11/2022 Amphibian and Reptile Habitat Management Training Course 1 Day

The Helix, Grangemouth, Froglife 07972593603 james.stead@froglife.org c-js.info/3LYA2ZP

Our Come Forth for Wildlife project is holding a free training course where you can learn how to create, restore and manage ponds as well as sections on managing terrestrial habitats and habitat connectivity for amphibians and reptiles. Theory and practical site visit included. Timings 09:15am - 3:30pm.

29/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3akxYO3

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

30/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3RaItnH

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, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

02/02/2023 Wriggling Into Recording: 10 Yrs of the National Earthworm Recording Scheme 1 hour Days

Virtual, entoLIVE c-js.info/3Cv9kFz

Earthworms are widely-regarded as ecologically important and recognised as ecosystem engineers yet remain under-studied and we have little species-specific information on the species that inhabit the British Isles. We'll explore how earthworm researchers are using the earthworm records generated over the last 10 years to improve our understanding of earthworms.

Free Course

04/02/2023 Bumblebees and Other Wild Pollinators: How We Can Help 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3zgqMe2

Bumblebees and other pollinators are essential for many ecosystems. However, they are seriously affected by human activities. You can help wild pollinators with fun and simple measures. Join us in Oxford to learn how.

Cost £85.00+

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 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 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!

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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