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Details of professional events and training that are held online, participation is via video conferences, also information on recorded lectures and seminars that can be viewed online and / or downloaded.

Online Events

27/10/2020 Scottish Conference at Online via Zoom 1 Day

CIEEM Contact: c-js.info/3jmBQ0k enquiries@cieem.net 01962 868626

The CIEEM 2020 Scottish conference will be a virtual conference on the challenges in reconciling the differing land use objectives in Scotland.

28/10/2020 Horror Stories from the Field at Online 1 Day

Bristol Zoo Gardens Contact: c-js.info/36Xc4dA

02/11/2020 National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020 at Online 28 Days

Institute of Chartered Foresters Contact: www.charteredforesters.org/event/national-tree-officers-virtual-conference-2020/

02/11/2020 The extraordinary story of human beings, energy and happiness - Free Webinar at Online 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology Contact: c-js.info/3klj7m1 contactus@cat.org.uk 01654 704966

Join us for the next in our series of free online webinars. During this webinar you’ll get a taster of our Zero Carbon Britain course as Paul Allen, Knowledge and Outreach Coordinator, takes you through the extraordinary story of human beings, energy and happiness.

11/11/2020 AHI's Virtual Conference - Reignite at Online via hopin 3 Days

Association For Heritage Interpretation Contact: ahi.org.uk/ admin@ahi.org.uk 01795436560

Our virtual conference will include lots of opportunities to be involved and have discussions. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking and all sessions will be available to ‘Watch Again’ at your leisure, so no need to worry if you have a busy schedule.

14/11/2020 British Dragonfly Society Autumn Meeting and AGM (online) at Online 1 Day

British Dragonfly Society Contact: c-js.info/3ka0m5b

Join us for a day of talks, panel discussions and updates from our staff. Members are invited to take part in the AGM at lunchtime too.

16/11/2020 Zero Carbon Britain: Live online at Online 2 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology Contact: c-js.info/37uh6An contactus@cat.org.uk 01654 704966

Working with local Councils, we have developed a two day, interactive, online course offering an in-depth look at CAT’s flagship research project, Zero Carbon Britain. Connect with a network of others working and studying in the field and explore the radical changes needed to rise to the climate challenge.

18/11/2020 NBN Confernce 2020: The NBN at 20 – Changing times at Online 1 Day

NBN Contact: c-js.info/3dBjiY1

18/11/2020 VirtRural Careers at Online 1 Day

Lantra Scotland Contact: c-js.info/3lVxRbR

The aim of this event is to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the careers available in Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector.

18/11/2020 Game Changers Event at Online 2 Days

Logo: Dialogue Matters

Dialogue Matters Contact: dialoguematters.co.uk/events/

Feel like 2020 has zapped your motivation to tackle the climate and nature crises?

Are you looking to re-ignite it?

Our Game Changers event is specifically designed to inspire professionals, students and those working for nature and climate with fresh ideas to drive change.

With speakers to inspire new ways of thinking and doing, and activities to catalyse your own ideas and action.
Day 1: Inspirational Speakers

Day 2: Facilitated Workshops & Networking Space

Find the full event agenda & list of confirmed speakers on the Dialogue Matters website: https://dialoguematters.co.uk/events/

Tickets: Professional @ £145 (+VAT) Student @ £29 (+VAT)

Tickets available via Eventbrite: https://c-js.co.uk/2Hmnm2c
All tickets include:
- Leading Speakers (Day 1)
- Q&A
- Interactive workshop sessions hosted by Diana Pound and team (Day 2)
- Exclusive networking via Spatial.chat (probably the closest you can get to real world networking online!)

20/11/2020 TVERC Autumn Recorders' Conference at Online 2 Days

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre Contact: c-js.info/31kJEsb tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk

The Autumn Recorders' Conference will be held online due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our recorders’ conferences offers a chance for the biological recording community to come together and share updates and information on what they are doing. Anyone who is interested in wildlife recording and conservation is welcome to attend.

26/11/2020 Communicate 2020 at Online 2 Days

The Natural History Consortium Contact: www.communicate2020.org.uk

Join the UK’s environmental communicators on 26-27 Nov for a packed digital conference. Communicate will explore a year defined by change, shining spotlights on new opportunities and challenges in environmental communication. In recognition of 2020’s exceptional circumstances, we are working with our supporters to offer heavily subsidised tickets from £25+VAT.

01/12/2020 Autumn Conference: Time to Change: Putting the Environment at the Heart of Social and Economic Wellbeing at Online via Zoom 4 Days

CIEEM Contact: c-js.info/31hX20e enquiries@cieem.net

Recent events have hugely impacted our society, our economy and our perspectives on what the future could look like. We are working in a period of heightened public awareness of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis and the spread of Covid-19 has put us at a crossroads.

Online Learning - Short Courses

27/10/2020 Fieldwork workshop - Bioprofiles 1 Day

Webinar, Learning through Landscapes +447818424476 rstaples-rolfe@ltl.org.uk c-js.info/3jwHlta

Part of the Bioprofiles Erasmus + project this workshop will look at ways to take 10-15 year olds outdoors for fieldwork using IT to assess their environment. We will share case studies from schools and introduce the range of resources that will free to download.

Free Course

29/10/2020 Avian Eavesdropping on Human Speech 1 hour Days

Virtual, London Natural History Society virtualtalks@lnhs.org.uk c-js.info/31pzCq4

Free virtual natural history talk. Interspecific eavesdropping – which bird species listen to human speech, why they do it, and what  information they get out of it.

Free Course

29/10/2020 Vegetation Survey Techniques: Extended Phase 1/Phase 2 Using NVC 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/33hIyz3

This course will help participants understand how to conduct a vegetation survey using Phase 2 habitat survey techniques and the National Vegetation Classification system. Participants will also learn about floristic composition and the different methods for recording species abundance and biodiversity. Training includes a virtual field survey.

Cost £Varies: see website

01/11/2020 Train the Online Trainer (on demand) 2 Days

Online, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/31iHWaV

This training course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to train other people in formal and informal situations. How to communicate and share your expertise via coaching, training courses, workshops, teaching and knowledge sharing. You can do this any time and at your own pace (on-demand course)

04/11/2020 Badger Survey, Impacts and Mitigation 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2G36hu4

This course will be delivered as two three-hour online sessions and will provide an overview of Scottish badger legislation, ecology and survey. Impacts to badgers and mitigation options will be discussed, to include sett exclusion, destruction and artificial sett construction.

Cost £Varies: see website

10/11/2020 Hedgerow survey and assessment 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 enquiries@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk

How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations - Dominic Price, The Species Recovery Trust. This online tutorial will run through the Hedgerow Regulations (1997), then use a series of different scenarios on paper to help you get to grips with the regs. At the end you will be equipped to confidently survey a range of hedgerows, and accurately assess whether they do qualify as 'important' and are therefore protected by law. All proceeds from this course go to supporting our endangered species conservation work.

Cost £30

10/11/2020 'How healthy is your rainforest?' Plantlife survey 1 hour Days

South West UK, Plantlife kate.hind@plantlife.org.uk c-js.info/35dKNCW

Is your school based in the South West? We are running two training sessions this year on how to run our school citizen science survey 'How healthy is your rainforest?'. 

Cost £Free

10/11/2020 Conserving the European Eel - What Can You Do? 1 hour Days

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

The European eel is Critically Endangered. This talk will introduce you to the life cycle of the eel, summarise the many threats and focus on what we can do in to help them. Be warned, what might start as a mild interest in eels can lead to obsession!

Cost £Free

11/11/2020 How to write highly cited papers 1 Day

Online, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/2vT2Ujq

This interactive online workshop will boost your confidence and ability to write a great science paper that will be cited again and again. This workshop focusses on getting high citations. The workshop will study the following using group and individual exercises. from £179. 2 morning sessions.

12/11/2020 Wilder Gardening without upsetting your neighbours 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3i3UJnj

Online course - An introductory workshop on how to make your garden more wildlife friendly

Cost ££5 per person (suggested donation)

16/11/2020 An Introduction to Appropriate Assessment in Ireland 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3iki2Js

This introduction to Appropriate Assessment for ecologists covers the background to the designations, the legislation and the steps in Appropriate Assessment.

Cost £Varies: see website

23/11/2020 Intermediate QGIS for Ecologists and Environmental Practitioners 4 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/33gZCow

This intermediate level event focuses on using QGIS as a tool for data analysis and producing more complex maps accurately and efficiently. The course offers ideal progression from our entry level QGIS training and includes some pre-event work to help ensure all delegates have a similar level of QGIS knowledge prior to attendance.

Cost £Varies: see website

24/11/2020 South Downs Beelines Competition 1 Day

Webinar, Learning through Lanscapes 07818424476 rstaples-rolfe@ltl.org.uk c-js.info/3jeL4ul

Beelines workshops are fully funded outdoor learning events that will inspire and equip you as a teacher to lead changes for Pollinators. You will hear about how you can apply for financial support to make changes in your school grounds if you are within the South Downs National Park.

Cost £FREE

26/11/2020 'How healthy is your rainforest?' Plantlife survey 1 Day

Online South West UK, Plantlife kate.hind@plantlife.org.uk c-js.info/35dKNCW

Is your school based in the South West? We are running two training sessions this year on how to run our school citizen science survey 'How healthy is your rainforest?'. 

Cost £Free

07/12/2020 Monitoring Garden Wildlife Health Using Citizen Science 1 hour Days

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

This talk will explore how Citizen Science can be used to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats, to British wildlife, using the example of the Garden Wildlife Health project, which focuses on garden birds, hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians.

Cost £Free

10/12/2020 Ecological Report Writing 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3koVs48

This training course will cover how to produce good quality ecological reports, for species and habitat surveys and Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs), following CIEEM?s ?Guidelines for Ecological Report Writing? (part of the Technical Guidance Series).

Cost £Varies: see website

14/12/2020 Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 dominic.price@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk/

Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter - Tutor:Dominic Price, co-author of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees Guide. A half-day online course giving participants:  the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf; a set of c.20 labelled UK native twigs posted to your address prior to the course; a free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide.

Cost £50 (inc. set of twigs and book)

14/12/2020 Endangered Species Recovery 5 Days

Online, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust academy@durrell.org c-js.info/34jVxzl

A unique, specially designed course, delivered by world-renowned experts and scientists in the field of Endangered Species Recovery (ESR). This five-day, online interactive learning experience introduces the issues and practical skills involved in saving threatened species from extinction. You will develop a critical understanding of biodiversity conservation, the issues it raises and how they may be addressed, as well as practical research skills to inform conservation action.

Cost £450

14/01/2021 Introduction to Bats and Bat Survey 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/37C9sEp

This course will provide a look at primary legislation in relation to bats (Scotland focused), important bat identification features and key aspects of bat ecology. A range of roost types for different species will be discussed and pointers will be given on what to look out for in roost identification.

Cost £Varies: see website

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 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 Otter Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

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

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey.

Cost £80

Various Badger Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

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

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey and some trail cam footage.

Cost £80

Various Bats: Surveying Buildings for Bats 0.5 Day

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

Course covers how to survey buildings for bats and includes signs, types of roosts, roosting areas in buildings, health and safety and a video of a field visit to survey buildings.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Legislation for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

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

Course covers essential information on legislation relating to bats including relevant legislation, licencing and applying the law in our bat work.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Architectural Terms for Batworkers 0.5 Day

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

Course covers a wide range of architectural terms for bat workers to ensure they can properly describe buildings for their surveys and reports.

Cost £25

Various Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats 0.5 Day

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

Course covers information about how bats use trees, what features are important for them, how to survey trees and legislation and licensing.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Health and Safety Awareness for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

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

Course covers health and safety issues relevant to bat workers including working at height, in confined spaces, asbestos and lone working.

Cost £25

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!

Online Learning - Longer Courses

Also have a look at Distance Learning courses and providers.

Project Management for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

This is an online training workshop, run over 6 weeks (3 hours/week), with weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work through in your own time. Developed specifically for wildlife conservationists, you will learn the project management skills to increase the efficiency and impact of any conservation project. Details as follows: 11th November – 16th December (3 hours learning each week) 2 live sessions available each week: 9am or 6pm [GMT] £180 full price – bursaries available.

www.wildteam.org.uk/online Beth@wildteam.org.uk

Strategy Development for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

This is an online training workshop, run over 6 weeks (3 hours/week), with weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work through in your own time. Working with our experienced team you will learn the skills to design conservation strategies which have more impact. 26th October – 30th November (3 hours learning each week) 2 live sessions available each week: 10am or 6pm [BST] £180 full price – bursaries available.

www.wildteam.org.uk/online Beth@wildteam.org.uk