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The Diversity of Invertebrates in West Wales

  • Entomology: The Larger insects of WalesEntomology: The Larger insects of Wales

    Friday 21st - Sun 23rd June 2019.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 5pm on the last day.
    Course fee £120, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580
    Full board accommodation at CAT £118.

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Discover the wide range of invertebrate animals that can be founding west Wales.

The focus is on practical methods of capturing, handling and identifying specimens found in various habitats around CAT.

This will include pit-fall traps for those that crawl, beating and sweep nets for those that fly and hopefully light trapping for moths and other night fliers.

With the specimens indoors, their amazing diversity, adaptations and life cycles will be revealed with the aid of microscopes, identification keys and of course, help from the tutor.

Techniques essential for carrying out surveys which form the basis of management plans for their conservation is also covered.

A wider range of organisms are covered when compared with the Entomology course (insects only), these including: woodlice, millipedes, spiders, mollusc, earthworms and insects.

As a consequence this course is not so weather dependant and you could select a focus group.

More information on Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth Univeristy

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 Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University, telephone the Science Co-ordinator 01970 621 580 .

You do not need a scientific background to succeed.

For more information on taking this course as part of a field certificate through Lifelong learning, Aberystwyth University Click here
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Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

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Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580 before booking your full board accommodation at CAT.

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