We are delighted to announce that ARC has again partnered with the Field Studies Council (FSC) to offer training courses on understanding, identifying, monitoring and conserving amphibians and reptiles. We are pleased to offer the first in a series of courses under the FSC EcoSkills programme – “Discovering Amphibians and Reptiles” – an online course introducing the two groups and the fascinating array of species they contain.

This two week online course includes materials, expert tuition and a flexible learning style. It covers two topics, “Introduction to Amphibians” and “Introduction to Reptiles”. Students will complete a variety of online resources and activities. Each topic is then concluded with an interactive Zoom workshop to complement the content. Find out more and book your place by Monday 7th June via the FSC website.

We also hope to run our popular, centre-based weekend “Reptiles and Amphibians” intermediate level course in July. As well as classroom sessions this course will include visits to local amphibian and reptile sites over the weekend to practice identification and surveying, and to discuss habitat requirements. Find out more and book via the FSC website.

ARC’s Science Programme Manager, Dr John Wilkinson, said: “ARC staff are experts in their field and passionate about their subjects. We are delighted to work with the leading environmental education provider the Field Studies Council to offer a range of online and in-person amphibian and reptile courses to suite all levels of learning.”

Additionally, Dr Wilkinson will be giving a virtual lecture in the Natural History Live series, entitled “Conservation and Monitoring of British Amphibians and Reptiles” on Wednesday 1st September. Sign up via the button below.

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 Please visit our “Training courses” page to find out about other training courses and materials produced by ARC.