Wildscapes

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Training

We have a range of courses designed to give you a chance to work with experienced staff from Wildscapes at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and improve your ID skills in a variety of different habitats. 

 

Upcoming courses:

 

Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

Thursday 25th April 2019

9:30 – 16:00 

Join ecologist Julie Riley for a day’s training on Phase 1 Habitat Survey techniques – an essential skill for quickly surveying and mapping habitat types.

The course runs 09:30 – 16:00 and covers understanding how to plan, conduct and write up a Phase 1 survey. There will be a classroom-based introduction in the morning, followed by the opportunity to try out techniques in the field.


The course costs £72.50 per person, with discounts for SRWT members, students, SRWT staff and SRWT volunteers. Individual bookings should be made via Eventbrite. Corporate bookings (requiring a Purchase Order) can be taken by contacting Wildscapes via info@wildscapes.co.uk.

Price: £72.50 (discounts available)

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-phase-1-habitat-surveys-tickets-53906740512

 

Bat Surveys: An Introduction to Bats, Buildings and Activity Surveys

Monday 29th April 2019

12:00 - 21:30 


This one day course is aimed at people entering or working in the ecology sector who want to get an introduction to bat surveying before the start of the survey season. The course covers:
 

– An introduction to the biology and ecology of bats

– An introduction to the identification of British bats

– An introduction to bat legislation

– How to plan and conduct a Preliminary Roost Assessment on buildings, identifying potential for bat roosts

– An introduction to nocturnal activity surveys

– Bat walk in a local park, practicing using bat detectors

The course is scheduled to finish at 21:30 but this is an estimated finish time. The evening bat walk is optional and is dependent on the weather; in the event of bad weather, an indoor demonstration of bat detectors with acoustic lures will be used instead.

 

The course costs £72.50 per person, with discounts for students, SRWT members and SRWT staff and volunteers. Individual bookings should be made using Eventbrite; corporate bookings (requiring a Purchase Order) can be taken by emailing info@wildscapes.co.uk.

***Are you also interested in the Bat Surveys: Introduction to Bats and Tree Surveys course running on 30th April? Book both together and save 10% off the second course. When you make a booking on this course, you will get a discount code in your confirmation email***

Price: £72.50 (discounts available)

Book Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bat-surveys-an-introduction-to-bats-buildings-and-activity-surveys-tickets-55693399457


Bat Surveys: An Introduction to Bats and Tree Surveys

Tuesday 30th April 2019

12:00 - 21:30pm 

This one day course is aimed at people entering or working in the ecology sector who want to get an introduction to bat surveying before the start of the survey season. The course covers:
 

– An introduction to the biology and ecology of bats

– An introduction to the identification of British bats

– An introduction to bat legislation

– How to plan and conduct ground based tree assessments, identifying potential for bat roosts

– An introduction to aerial survey techniques with a demonstration of tree climbing and use of endoscopes

– An introduction to nocturnal activity surveys

– Bat walk in a local park, practicing using bat detectors

The course is scheduled to finish at 21:30 but this is an estimated finish time. The evening bat walk is optional and is dependent on the weather; in the event of bad weather, an indoor demonstration of bat detectors with acoustic lures will be used instead.

 

The course costs £72.50 per person, with discounts for students, SRWT members and SRWT staff and volunteers. Individual bookings should be made using Eventbrite; corporate bookings (requiring a Purchase Order) can be taken by emailing info@wildscapes.co.uk.

Price: £72.50 (discounts available)

Book Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bat-surveys-an-introduction-to-bats-and-tree-surveys-tickets-55693515805

 

Venue

Most classroom courses are based at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Office (Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2SF).

All site based courses are located within an hour’s drive of Sheffield city centre and will be confirmed nearer the time.

For more information email info@wildscapes.co.uk  with your name, contact number and course details.

 

Group discounts

Please call 0114 279 2667 or email info@wildscapes.co.uk for more details on group discounts.

 

Custom Courses

Wildscapes offer bespoke ecology training courses for you and your team. We offer training on all kinds of species identification, Phase 1 Habitat Survey methodology, and toolbox talks. All courses are tailor made for your organisation to help your staff brush up on their ecological skills. Call 0114 279 2667 to discuss booking a bespoke training course.