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Launch of 2017 FSC Darwin Scholars Programme

Field Studies Council (FSC) is pleased to announce the 2017 dates for its annual FSC Darwin Scholars Programme – Monitoring and Communicating Biodiversity will be 20-29 August 2017. This inspiring course offers comprehensive biodiversity training to ‘up and coming’ scientists enabling them to build their own knowledge, and also help to address the global shortage of skills in this area.

Designed for young scientists from around the world or studying or working in biology or ecology, the short scholarship programme aims to develop “better naturalists” in the spirit of Darwin’s love of nature and observing the natural world. Activities, excursions, lectures and workshops will focus on skills of observation and identification, recording biodiversity, and communicating biodiversity to different target groups.

The programme is approaching 10 successful years and has welcomed over 100 people from more than 40 different countries to date. It is a residential experience based at the stunning FSC locations of Preston Montford in Shropshire, birthplace of Darwin, and Juniper Hall in Surrey.

Some bursaries are available to help fund the course.

FSC is an environmental charity dedicated to providing enjoyable and informative opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, be inspired by, and understand the natural environment. The FSC Darwin Scholars Programme enables the organisation to share expertise with young people around the world and inspire them in biodiversity conservation.

Find out more including how to apply






Wednesday, January 18, 2017