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Webinars and online events/learning

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

09/02/2023 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Insects at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

Climate change is an issue that we are all too familiar with, but what is the impact on our aquatic invertebrates? Craig Macadam discusses his upland mayfly research and its implications in this free webinar.

03/03/2023 Pine Marten Conference for World Wildlife Day at Online 1 Day

UK Squirrel Accord Group Contact: c-js.info/408y1BC

Join our online conference with speakers discussing pine marten recovery in relation to red squirrel conservation and living with a native predator.

13/03/2023 The Most Remarkable Migrants of All: The Fascinating World of Fly Migration at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

1-4 billion hoverflies migrate into and out of Britain each year. Despite these migratory insects helping control pest species and providing pollination services, migratory flies do not receive anywhere close to the same attention within research as vertebrates. An Exeter University study on insect migration is addressing this knowledge gap.

16/03/2023 Flying Squids: Their Life Story and Relationships With Each Other at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3Y0SWFv

Flying squids are fascinating organisms, existing in the mesopelagic realm, where they attain huge biomasses and are crucial for energy and matter cycles in the water column. They are very also important economically, as they sustain almost 50 % of current cephalopod landings in the world.

20/03/2023 Hop of Hope: Restoring the Large Marsh Grasshopper Through Citizen Keepers at Zoom Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3FUu4Z2

The degradation and loss of the preferred habitat of the Large Marsh Grasshopper has constricted its range considerably. Today, it survives almost exclusively in the valley mires and wet heaths of the New Forest and Dorset. Citizen Zoo present their innovative approach to reintroducing this beautiful insect.

23/03/2023 The Pine Hoverfly: Bringing Them Back From The Brink Of Extinction at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

The Pine Hoverfly is critically endangered in Britain, reduced to just one population in a small forest patch in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. Since 2018, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has been running a conservation breeding programme for this important pollinator. Learn more with entoLIVE.

25/03/2023 Worms of the World at Zoom 0.5 Day

Biological Recording Company Contact: c-js.info/3GyL33A

Explore the worldwide diversity of earthworms with scientists from around the globe in this one-off virtual event, including talks on species new to science, giant wetland earthworms, invasive earthworms in North America and using genetics to understand endemics and establish conservation priorities.

27/03/2023 Streams To Spiders: How Aquatic Insects Interconnect Our Ecosystems at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

Freshwaters and forests might seem like definitively separate habitats, but they are tightly interconnected by insects. Insects such as mayflies, dragonflies and mosquitoes develop in water, emerging onto land as winged adults. This talk will delve into how these insects create an interconnected world in ways we don’t always expect.

29/03/2023 Biodiversity Net Gain Virtual Symposium 2023 at Zoom 0.5 Day

Biological Recording Company Contact: c-js.info/3IkG7Rg

This virtual event will bring together professionals from a range of sectors to discuss their experience and lessons learned from working with Biodiversity Net Gain. Topics covered will include delivering BNG for infrastructure projects, the Wiltshire Council perspective and the Wildlife Trusts habitat banking investment scheme.

30/03/2023 Weird But Wonderful World of Worms: Tales From The Museum Collections at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

The term 'worm' is often used synonymously with earthworms, but nature is full of many fascinating worms that we are much less familiar with. This includes the predatory or blood-sucking leeches and the fascinating bristle worms found in our seas and oceans. Learn more with the Natural History Museum.

03/04/2023 Celebrating Ladybirds: Developing Our Knowledge Through Citizen Science at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

Join Prof. Helen Roy MBE to hear about how the UK Ladybird Survey is improving our eunderstanding of the ecology of these beautiful beetles has been in part from the contributions of many citizen scientists. Helen will provide some insights into the diverse and intriguing life histories of ladybirds.

06/04/2023 Crawfish: Trending in South-west Britain at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

We explore the story of the crawfish in Britain and Ireland - and how volunteer 'Seasearch' divers are helping monitor how it is recovering from overfishing in South West England.

13/04/2023 Unlocking Invertebrate Genomes: Trying to Sequence Every Species at Zoom 0.5 Day

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

This webinar will introduce the science of genomics, exploring methods such as whole genome sequencing and DNA barcoding. Liam will introduce the Darwin Tree of Life Project and his work with Oxford University focusing on sequencing British invertebrates - part of a huge undertaking to sequence every British species!

Online Learning - Short Courses

08/03/2023 Identifying British Birds Online Evening Course 6 Days

Online, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/education/wildlife-study-days

Discover Britain's birds during a series of fun and interactive evening classes

Cost £75 per person.

Various Report Writing for Beginners

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3Ttv0IT

This mini course is for those who are new to, or unsure of, the role of the ecological report and need guidance on what makes a great, good or bad report. This course also offers a live Q&A feature so that assisance from the trainer is on hand.

Cost £39

Online Learning - Longer Courses

Also have a look at Distance Learning courses and providers.

Animal Anatomy and Physiology - 100 hour online course at ACS Distance Education

Develop a sound foundation of knowledge in animal anatomy & physiology. Understand care & management of animals in domesticated or wild situations. Work with animals. Study cells and tissues, the digestive system, the circulatory system, the urinary system, the nervous system, respiration, reproductive systems, muscles, skeleton, growth, development and more.

c-js.info/3j4rKCX info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Animal Breeding - 100 hour online course at ACS Distance Education

Learn more about Animal Breeding, planning animal breeding programs, genetic theory, planning, breeding programmes, practical applications, cross-breeding, livestock improvement and more. This course includes a sound introduction to genetics relevant to any type of animal. Personal guidance from highly qualified and experienced animal scientists and practitioners.

c-js.info/3lDM2VG info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Animal Feed and Nutrition at ACS Distance Education

Study Animal Feed and Nutrition Online. Excellent course for anyone working with animals. Study in your own time and work at your own pace. Tutor Support. Understand how to evaluate and select feeds. All tutors are highly experienced industry specialists.

c-js.info/3GPglQO info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Aquaculture - 100 hour online course at ACS Distance Education

Aquaculture Course - Study the care and breeding of fresh water fish. Learn essentials of aquaculture. Manage aquaculture enterprise for fresh water fish. Develop the capacity to manage freshwater aquaculture enterprises. Improve your knowledge with this essential course. Improve your job prospects in this field.

c-js.info/3oZFaUH info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Aquaponics Online Course at ACS Distance Education

Learn about aquaponics - an intensive form of farming where the two main elements - fish and plants - support each other. Understand plant and animal biology, nutrition and growth. Learn to set up an aquaculture system, plant culture etc. Includes real life case studies and troubleshooting lessons.

c-js.info/2YMnEZv info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Behaviour Change Foundation Course at Human Behaviour Change for Life

Would you like to make longer lasting, more impactful positive change? The HBCL Foundation Course is a fantastic introductory course covering the core concepts and principles of human behaviour change - an area of study vital for all careers no matter your ambition or what sector you work in.

c-js.info/3NTZWPW projects@hbcforlife.org

Bird Biodiversity and Population Monitoring Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct bird surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3GvvYxp est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Botanical Identification & using Keys at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

A flexible online course with mentor support in plant identification and using botanical keys. The course covers identification of plant components such as reproductive organs, stem, leaf, hairs, flowers, seeds, sepals and bracts and also includes identification of trees and ferns. The course also covers using botanical keys.

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

Botany and its Role in the Ecosystem at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

A modular course in plant science, ecology and botanical identification designed for anyone who is keen to learn how to use plant features for accurate identification. The course helps provide a well rounded view of plant science and symbiosis, botanical identification, naming structures and hierarchies (taxonomy), habitats and habitat indicators

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

BSc Conservation Management at Craven College

Gain the practical skills and knowledge required for a career in conservation and wildlife management. This Foundation Degree and Top up BSc (hons) course was developed with input from Conservation practitioners and is taught in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 

www.craven-college.ac.uk gthom@craven-college.ac.uk +44 1756 243286

Ecology 1 at Aberystwyth University

Ever wondered why some plants won't grow in your garden and why the 'weeds' (and slugs) thrive? Ecology explains the patterns we see in the natural world and the ways in which people have changed them. This is an essential core topic for any field or conservation ecologist.

c-js.info/30UBk1Q learning@aber.ac.uk

Ecotherapy Course at Online

New Ecotherapy Practice course. 100 hour distance learning course. This course covers the following lessons: Nature of Ecotherapy; Theory; Ecotherapy Clients; Intake Assessment, Ecotherapy; Resource; Environment-Based Ecotherapy; Plant-Based Ecotherapy; Animal-Based Ecotherapy; Indoor Ecotherapy; Creativity based Ecotherapy; Holistic Wellness incorporating Ecotherapy

c-js.info/3o19Ynz info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Feeding Animals Self-Study Course at ACS Distance Education

Feeding Animals - self study short course. Learn the essentials of what is required to feed animals. The course has 10 lessons. Introduction to feeding animals, industry opportunities, composition of feed, forage, concentrates, feed additives, managing feed production and supply, feeding small companion animals, pets, livestock, wildlife, eating and nutritional disorders.

c-js.info/3DJIiJ5 info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Fish and Amphibian Survey Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct fish and amphibian surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3nAMvYz est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Forage Management at ACS Distance Education

Learn to better manage forage resources for both livestock and other animals. For farm animals. For wildlife. For sustainable ecosystems. Online course requiring around 100 hours of study. Start at any time to suit you. To manage forage resources, you need to have a good understanding of both the plants growing in an area, and the animals that graze on those plants. It requires an appreciation of plant and animal ecology and the impacts which man can have on that ecology.

c-js.info/3F8coGQ info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Forestry Foundations Online Course at ACS Distance Education

100 hour online course. Learn to grow, harvest and process wood on a farm, woodland or for a native forest. Learn the key principles and practical management of trees in agroforestry and urban forestry. 10% off to CJS members. Enter the promo code - STUDENT - when enrolling.

c-js.info/3ile4mB info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this course? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions.
Practitioners: Learn how to write more successful grant applications. What will I learn? This training course has been developed with input from funders and experienced practitioners to help conservationists create high-quality grant applications. You will learn how to: Select the grant that is right for your project; Gather the information needed to develop your grant application; Create content for the application; Enhance and refine that content to make sure your application stands out and is easy to understand; Process the application from submission to responding to the result. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training course, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via Zoom and WildHub. The course is run over 7 weeks (4 hours learning per week), with weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. When does the course start? The next online training course in Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 13th March 2023. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists to increase their impact. So far we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

c-js.info/3cEffhu hello@wildteam.org.uk

Habitats and Habitat Indicators at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

This short online course covers habitat types in the UK, soil types and indicator plants, as well as exploring effects of pollution on freshwater habitats (eutrophication). The course looks at environmental conditions for growth, habitat types (freshwater, coastal, mountainous, bog, fen, woodland), habitat Indicators and plants for phytoremediation.

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

Introducing Mapping, Spatial Data and GIS (Online) at University of Oxford

Investigate the power of maps and spatial data to document and illustrate local and global issues with this flexible 10-week online course. Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore the world around you and share ideas.

c-js.info/3jL2C4C

Introduction to Permaculture at Aberystwyth University

This course is a wide-ranging introduction to permaculture as an approach to designing sustainable ways of living and working. It will give a grounding in the core elements of a permaculture design approach including the ethical framework that underpins it and the principles from nature that it draws on.

c-js.info/3188MCh learning@aber.ac.uk

Invertebrate Biodiversity and Population Monitoring Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their invertebrate survey skills. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3jK1Jcw est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Landscape Photography at ACS Distance Education

Learn the techniques necessary to capture the individual expressions of each landscape. Learn about special affects, colour richness, photographic terms, & achieving sharpness. Develop your skill in creating different effects, and using different materials and equipment and see the difference show in your pictures. Distance learning. Start any time.

www.acsedu.co.uk info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Mammal and Reptile Survey Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct mammal and reptile surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3bl8nl0 est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Master of Horticulture (MHort) at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The RHS is the world's leading gardening charity, and the degree-level Master of Horticulture (MHort) Award has been offered to learners for over 100 years. It is highly regarded in the industry worldwide, and is designed for professional horticulturists looking to advance their knowledge and grow further in their careers. By the end of the award, successful candidates have an overview of the horticultural industry within a global context.

c-js.info/3rKg49U mhort@rhs.org.uk

Monitoring and Evaluation for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this course? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions.
Practitioners: Learn how to plan, report on and learn from the impact your work achieves. When is it? 21st March - 25th April 2023. What will I learn? You will learn how to plan and report on monitoring and evaluation activities for any type of conservation project. The course covers how to: Define project success in terms of results, objectives and tolerance limits; Set indicators to track progress and assess project success; Plan monitoring activities to track changes in the situation; Plan evaluation activities to assess how impact was achieved and how much impact was due to the project; Report impact using diagrams and charts. What will my learning experience be like? All our courses are designed using modern adult learning practices that build reflection, relevancy and practice to in all training materials and exercises. At the start of each training week, you will be sent an instructional video that you can watch at your own pace and at a time that suits you best. At the end of each training week there will be a live, expert-led, online group session. This session will enable you to work together with your instructor and fellow trainees to really test out and build your confidence in the approach. The course is run over 5 weeks, with live group sessions every Tuesday starting on 28th March. There are two live session times available each week (10.30am or 5.30pm GMT) to fit with your schedule. The total learning time per week will be 3 to 3.5 hours. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists to increase their impact. So far we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

c-js.info/3V16AFW hello@wildteam.org.uk

MSc Sustainable Mountain Development at Perth College UHI

Do you want to understand and make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions? If you are working in, or are interested in mountain areas, this unique part-time online course could be ideal for you.

c-js.info/3Mk5Lnr info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk 01738 877761

Plant Biodiversity and Habitat Assessment Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct vegetation surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/2ZAfHqx est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Plant Science: biology, physiology and symbiosis at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

This short online course covers the importance of botany, including plant structure, biology and physiology, growth and reproduction and its role within an ecosystem, exploring symbiosis between plants and fungi, bacteria and insects. The course also covers the food web and plant transport systems (xylem, phloem, transpiration and photosynthesis).

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

Plant Taxonomy Course at ACS Distance Education

Study plant taxonomy. This essential course will help you to recognise a greater number of plants & know when & how to use them. Increase your knowledge of plant families. Understand the advantages of accurate plant identification; but also appreciate the limitations, and occasional contradictions in plant naming.

c-js.info/3DGhh8J info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Project Management for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this course? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn how to manage conservation projects more efficiently and in a way that achieves maximum impact. What will I learn? This training course has been developed with input from experienced practitioners to help conservationists manage conservation projects of any type or size. You will learn how to: Apply a set of practical and ethical principles to guide your project; Assign roles to clarify team structure and decision-making, and improve internal communication and coordination; Split projects into clear phases, from planning through to reporting project outcomes; Use control processes to monitor the progress of your work and adapt to new information and changing conditions; Establish administrative processes to help conduct effective internal meetings and develop high-quality project documents; Standardise reporting to record, evaluate and share the impact of your work, both internally and externally. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training course, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive and supportive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via Zoom and WildHub. The course is run over 6 weeks, with an average of 3.5 hours learning per week. The training combines weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists increase their impact. To date, we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

c-js.info/3BWvb7i hello@wildteam.org.uk

Stakeholder Engagement for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this course? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn effective and ethical stakeholder engagement processes that will help you to strengthen your conservation strategy, access resources such as funds and skilled staff, and acquire consent for, and/or active participation in the conservation work. What will I learn? This training course has been developed with input from experienced practitioners to help conservationists engage effectively with the right stakeholders for any type of conservation project. You will learn how to: Apply key principles to ensure you engage with stakeholders effectively and ethically; Select stakeholders that are right for your project; Initiate the relationship to build trust and understanding; Formalise the relationship to set expectations; Manage the relationship to progress the project and adapt to changing conditions. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training course, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via Zoom and WildHub. The course is run over 5 weeks, with an average of 3.5 hours learning per week. The training combines weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. When does the course start? The next online training course in Stakeholder Engagement for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 9 May 2023. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists increase their impact. To date, we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

c-js.info/3UWbwvX hello@wildteam.org.uk

Taxonomy: Plant Naming Rules and Structure at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

A short online course in plant naming rules (taxonomy) and hierarchical structure (family, genus and species) covering binomials, subspecies and hybrids and the meaning behind scientific names.

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

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