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  • Identifying Flowering PlantsIdentifying Flowering Plants

    Aberystwyth University Life Long Learning programme: Certificate of Field Ecology/Conservation Each course/module costs £100, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 62 2682 before booking your optional full board accommodation at CAT.

  • Plants in a pond at CATPlants in a pond at CAT

    Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2015.
    Course starts at 10am.
    Course fees are £100, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 62 2682
    Full board accommodation at CAT £120, call 01654 704952 to book.

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Ever wondered why some plants won’t grow in your garden why the ‘weeds’ (and slugs) thrive?

Ecology explains the patterns we see in the natural world and the way in which people have changed them.

If you are interested in any aspect of natural history, then you should be interested in ecology.

It is all about relationships between living things (from flowers to fungi to fluffy or feathery animals) with their surroundings and with us humans.

So come and find out, you can’t be truly ‘green’ unless you know something about ecology.

This is an essential core topic for any field or conservation ecologist.

More information on Aberystwyth School of Lifelong Learning

The University of Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning aims to offer a range of accredited (intensive) courses at CAT to enable students to gain a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology.

The Certificates would take a minimum of two to three years to complete. Gaining the Certificate would enable you to become a competent field ecologist, able to plan and undertake field survey work and identify key species. These are useful skills that are in high demand for many environmental and conservation jobs.

The core courses of this Certificate cover general ecology, the diversity of plants and animals and plant identification.
There are also many key and optional courses to choose from involving the identification, habitat and general ecology of a range of groups: invertebrates, mammals, bats, mosses, lichens, grasses, flowering plants, birds, pond life and many more.

Individual courses can be built up in to the Certificate of Field Ecology.

If you are interested in working towards this Certificate, more information, help or advice is available from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University, telephone Paula Hughes 01970 62 2682 (mornings only) .

You do not need a scientific background to succeed.

For more information on taking this course as part of a field certificate through Aberystwyth School of Lifelong Learning Click here
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Course fees and how to book your place

Course fees are £100, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 62 2682 before booking your optional full board accommodation at CAT.

Full board accommodation at CAT costs £120.

Please book accommodation by emailing courses@cat.org.uk or by phone on 01654 704 952.

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