Short Course: Introduction to rocky shore species identification
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Come and join us in Plymouth for a fascinating hands-on introduction to life on the rocky shore!
Running for the second year, this 2 day course takes place 9:00 am to 17:00 on Wednesday the 16th November and 09:00 am to 17:00 -Thursday 17th November 2016.
Course Description: A basic introduction to the main groups of animal and seaweeds likely to be found on British rocky shores. This introduction will include an explanation of key identification methods, species confusions as well as a more in-depth look at some commonly found species. Through interactive lectures and demonstrations, field, and laboratory sessions, participants will become familiar with common species and learn how to identify and record rocky shore finds.
Course Tutor: Jack Sewell - The Marine Biological Association. Jack has more than 15 years experience working on the rocky shore and has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm about the wide range of organisms you will encounter.
Who should attend? This course caters for those interested in rocky shore species at beginner - intermediate level but welcomes more experienced naturalists interested in brushing up their skills. Also suitable for teachers and marine educators, wishing to incorporate rocky shore work in their lessons and activities.
MBA members receive a generous discount on all MBA organised training courses. If you are not already a member, you can join here before registering to receive a discounted rate.
What is included? The course fee includes course materials, Certificate of attendance, parking at the laboratory (booking in advance is essential), packed lunch and tea and coffee throughout. By paying to participate in this course, you will be supporting the wider educational work of the Marine Biological Association.
Refund Policy: Cancelations received 10 days or more before the event will be refunded in full. Cancelations after this time will be refunded if the place on the course can be filled, otherwise the following will apply: 10 - 5 days before the event will receive a 50% refund on the total course cost and cancelations received within five days of the event will not automatically be entitled to a refund.