Do you have a keen interest in the ocean environment or a love of marine species? Ever wondered how marine scientists sample and study these amazing habitats and species in the real world? Fancy doing all this on a beautiful island on the west coast of Scotland, at a working marine research and education field centre? Then this is the course for you!

Learn introductory marine scientific survey techniques and discover a host of amazing organisms over this weekend course!

The world’s oceans contain some of the most fascinating and breath-taking animals on the planet, yet accessing these organisms in order to study them often involves extensive knowledge, complicated equipment and a suitable setting from which to conduct research. Millport Field Centre has been a pioneering facility for marine research and education since 1897. In this time, the centre has hosted a wealth of scientists and students working together to answer some of the many questions we have about our oceans and coastlines. The centre is the perfect location for those wishing for a taste of how marine scientists work, and to encounter some amazing marine species whilst still being accessible to travel to easily!

Tutor: Jack Lucas

Jack is an experienced professional marine ecologist with broad range of field skills and scientific knowledge. With a focus on marine mammals and seabirds, Jack has worked all over the world on research projects studying these animals in their natural habitats. Jack was formerly the Senior Tutor at FSC Millport, where he led the provision of science, wildlife and outdoor activity courses to learners of all ages. He has taught seabird, marine mammal and other wildlife courses at FSC centres for the last 6 years and has an in-depth knowledge of the sites and species that feature in his courses. His love of marine megafauna is channelled through his teaching, where learners will discover how they too can get involved with these amazing creatures! Jack currently lives on the west coast of Scotland, and when back on land he can usually be found in the highlands or the islands, photographing wildlife or engaging in a variety of outdoor activities!

Bursaries and Subsidies

Student Discount

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off all Biodiversity courses.

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