Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
- Location: Margam Discovery Centre
- Tutor: Mark Duffell
- Dates : Friday 20 July 2018 to Monday 23 July 2018
- Times: 06:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Level: Intermediate
- This course is accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University:
- RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £323
- RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £293
- NON-RESIDENT: £228
Grasses, sedges and rushes can be seen as a bewildering mix of similar looking plants; through this course you will be able to understand the structures and characters that each of the species has. By the end of the course participants will be able to recognise many of the commoner species and be able to use a key to identify those they don't recognise. We will visit a wide range of habitats and see how this group fits into the ecological landscape. *MMU accredited. Contact [email protected] for information.
Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RS Diploma in Horticulture, becoming 'Young Horticulturist of the Year' in 2001 and completing an MSc in Biological Recording. He now runs Arvensis Ecology, splitting his time between conducting botanical surveys and teaching botanical identification and survey techniques to undergraduates and postgraduates students of universities, consultancies and environmental organisations. www.ArvensisEcology.co.uk
This course is part of the Biological Recording programmes run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There is assessment of learning on the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.
Credits from these assessments contribute towards the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification and the MSc Biological Recording. To gain University Credits you must register in advance.
To do this, please contact the Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University (Shrewsbury Office),The Gateway, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NB Telephone: 01743 355137 E-mail: [email protected] For more information about the course please visit the MMU website: http://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/ The course is also suitable for non-credit students.
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