Short Course: Introduction to Rocky Shore Species Identification

AddressThe Laboratory, Citadel Hill
AtThe Marine Biological Association of the UK
CountyDevon (GB040)
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The Laboratory, Citadel Hill
The Marine Biological Association of the UK
Devon (GB040)
Tel 2018-07-15
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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 fourth year, this 2 day course takes place 9:00 am to 21:00 (with a break for supper. ) on Monday the 15th July and 09:00 am to 17:30 -Tuesday 16th July 2017. Course Description: A basic introduction to the main groups of animals 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, quizes and laboratory sessions, participants will become familiar with common species and learn how to identify and record rocky shore finds. The course will include 2 field visits to local rocky shore sites giving an opportunity to see a wide diversity of species.

Following feedback from participants, this year's course will include an additional supper (optional) and early evening session in the laboratory. Course Tutor: Jack Sewell - The Marine Biological Association. Jack has more than 17 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 is aimed 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, packed lunch and tea and coffee throughout. Evening supper on Monday night is optional and can be added to your booking if required. By paying to participate in this course, you will be supporting the wider educational work of the Marine Biological Association. Parking: There are a small number of parking spaces available on site and these are available on a first-come-first-served basis (Disabled parking can be reserved if needed). Other parking is available nearby and public transport links to the lab are good.

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