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Understanding British Bats: An Introduction

  • Understanding British BatsUnderstanding British Bats

    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.

  • Understanding British BatsUnderstanding British Bats

    Fri 29th to Sun 31st August 2014.
    Course starts at 2pm.
    Course fees are £100, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 62 2682
    Full board accommodation at CAT £120.

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This course gives a thorough introduction to British bats and is one in a planned series.

Species identification including dried/pickled specimens, life cycles, habits and habitats will be just some of the topics covered in the workshops.

Practical and field exercises will involve a guide to summer and winter roosting sites and flight corridors, feeding patterns and behaviour.

There will be late evening bat watch(es) using ‘bat detectors’.

The distribution and status of these mammals, including BAP species and Wildlife Law, will be discussed briefly.

Come and learn about our British bats with an expert ecologist and with an interesting venue to explore.

For this course it is advisable to stay on site due to the late evening sessions.

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 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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