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Botanical Skills for Nature Conservation
Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 09:30 – Tue, 5 Sep 2017, 17:00 BST
The course is designed to give you foundation botanical skills to be able to recognize and describe a range of natural habitats. The emphasis will be on learning the typical flowering plants, grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns found in each of these habitats.
Through a series of 7 workshops/field visits, along with a set of interim exercises, you will;
- Recognize typical plants found in a range of natural habitats
- Understand the ecological and management factors that give rise to particular plant communities.
- Confidently use botanical keys and a range of learning strategies to further develop your skill level.
- Be able to produce habitat maps with condition and management target notes
- Have an overview understanding of more detailed survey techniques such as the National Vegetation Classification, Phase 1 Habitat Survey, condition assessment and remote sensing
** Commitment to all 7 workshops is essential **
Participants who attend all 7 days can be considered for NCFE level 2 Accreditation
Introductory Session -25th April-9.30am – 4pm-Oxford Island
Woodlands-2nd May-9.30am – 4pm-Straidkelly/Rea’s Wood
Mixed Habitats Residential-8th & 9th June-*Overnight Stay*-9.30am – 4pm-Coleraine Area
Freshwater Habitats-4th July-9.30am – 4pm-Portmore
Coastal-1st August-9.30am – 4pm-Murlough NNR-
Uplands-5th September-9.30am – 4pm-Divis
*Topics/venues may change
If this event is fully booked please contact Cathryn Cochrane - 02890645169- email@example.com,uk