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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!

24/06/21 Bumblebees - Ecology and Identification 2021 1 Day

Martin Down Nature Reserve, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A 1-day course giving participants an introduction to the recognition, identification and ecology of bumblebees

Cost £71

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!

13/07/2021 Discovering Earthworms Online 5 weeks Days

Virtual, Field Studies Council biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tR94sN

Find out how different types of earthworm perform different ecological roles and be surprised at some of the natural processes that earthworms contribute to. The course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge of earthworm biology, ecology, behaviour and basic collection methods in order to embark on their earthworm journey.

Cost £20-60

13/07/2021 Discovering Beetles 4 weeks Days

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

This 4-week online course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge of beetle biology, ecology, behaviour and basic collection methods in order to embark on their beetle journey. It will consist of study content, assignments, quizzes and weekly live webinars with a beetle specialist.

Cost £20

14/07/2021 Beetles and People: From Beauty to Utility 0.5 Day

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

From the dawn of human history, beetles have inspired and helped us to survive in the world, however, our relationship with them is not always mutually beneficial. We’ll explores our connection to beetles and look at work that is uncovering ways we can help beetles to help us.

Free Course

17/07/2021 Pond life identification 1 Day

Manor Farm, Sopworth, Wiltshire, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3u67HHE

This course is designed to identify a range of wildlife associated with pond and aquatic habitats, by studying their appearance and appropriate keys. These identification skills will be taught by a combination of field work and classroom sessions centred around the species encountered on these walks.

Cost £55

11/08/2021 Protected Invertebrate Species in the UK 11/08/2021 Days

Virtual, Field Studies Council biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

We will look at the subject of protection for the UK’s invertebrate fauna and our responsibilities towards ensuring their conservation. By the end of the webinar learners will have a better understanding of the protection of invertebrates within the UK and what this means for their management and reporting.

Cost £10

25/08/2021 Sampling Sites for Invertebrates 0.5 Day

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

This webinar will look at why invertebrate sampling is a valuable method of site assessment when looking to improve or manage sites for biodiversity, what surveys are needed to find invertebrates, how to undertake/commission these surveys and what kind of outputs are needed to analyse the survey results.

Cost £10

31/08/2021 Discovering Bees 4 weeks Days

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

This 4-week online course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge of bee biology, ecology, behaviour and explore how to find these important pollinators in the field. It will consist of study content, assignments, quizzes and weekly live webinars with a bee specialist.

Cost £20

07/09/2021 All About Crayfish 2 Days

Mendip Hills, Nicky Green & Jen Nightingale 07816512430 ngreencrayfish@gmail.com

This course provides a solid grounding in crayfish ecology and survey methods plus an insight into current conservation techniques. Trainees will monitor and handle native white-clawed and invasive signal crayfish. We will visit captive breeding facilities and ark sites and discuss options for controlling invasive crayfish based on latest research.

Cost £275

08/09/2021 Assessing Invertebrate Assemblages: Using & Understanding Panthe 0.5 Day

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

The rise of assemblages for UK invertebrates is one of the most significant advances in the field of invertebrate study as it finally removes the shackles of having to face too many species doing too many things. This webinar will explore how PANTHEON can be used to assess invertebrate assemblages.

Cost £10

21/09/2021 Hydrometry: River Discharge Monitoring using ADCPs 4 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 c-js.info/3vtMdVa

This practical live and interactive training is for new starters and moderately experienced ADCP users. It introduces you to how ADCP instruments work. You will learn how to collect river discharge measurements (Teledyne and Sontek). You will process and validate data. You will learn how to trouble-shoot problem data files.

22/09/2021 Introduction to Habitat Management for Invertebrates 0.5 Day

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

On most conservation sites, invertebrates are the most numerous and diverse group. It is increasingly recognised that they are important and that many are threatened. this webinar will give an introduction to some of the habitat management techniques that can be used to conserve invertebrate populations.

Cost £10

29/09/2021 The Tanyptera Project (Natural History Live) 1 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

An introduction to the different aspects of the Tanyptera project, including what’s being done to promote and facilitate entomology in North West England and how to get involved. Some of the Nationally Rare and Endangered invertebrates found as part of project’s survey work will also feature.

Various 1-2-1 Beekeeper for a Day Exclusive Gift Experience 1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2DEnYfS

For the ultimate experience day, our exclusive one-to-one beekeeping gift experience is a full day working alongside a beekeeper, helping to inspect bees and work through the day's jobs. With plenty of opportunity to ask questions, these exclusive experience days are limited to just one individual and we make just six days available each year.

Cost £250.00

Various Beekeeper for a Day Gift Experience 1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2DEnYfS

You'll receive an experience day gift voucher, which explains how the recipient can select the experience day dates available, beautifully presented in our artisan gift box tied with Bees for Business ribbon.

Cost £125.00

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!

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