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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates for Biological Surveying and Recording

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Adrian Chalkley
  • Dates: Monday 27 May 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £540
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £440
  • NON-RESIDENT: £340

Climate change has underlined the importance of monitoring freshwater ecosystems. This course is designed to help professional surveyors and amateur naturalists increase their understanding of the large and diverse group of invertebrates that inhabit our rivers and ponds. Illustrated talks and field excursions will demonstrate the latest practice in sampling methodology and preservation of specimens. Identification sessions will cater for both amateur and professional interests and needs. Bursaries are available for this course, generously organised by the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

Marine Biological Association (MBA) Members and Marine Conservation Society Members - 10% discount 

If you are a Member of the MBA or the MCS you can enjoy a 10% discount on this course.

Please use the appropriate voucher code at the checkout:

MBA Members - MBA10

MCS Members - MCS10

You will be asked for proof of membership before we take the money.

Adrian Chalkley was a teacher for over 30 years and has been studying pond and river life for most of that time. He has been a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for 25 years and the Suffolk County Recorder for freshwater invertebrates for over 20 years. For information on Adrian’s wide-ranging interests in freshwater biology, take a few moments to visit his website at: www.boxvalley.co.uk

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RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £540


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £440


NON-RESIDENT : £340


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