Experts from Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) will share their knowledge in a series of courses run in conjunction with the Field Studies Council (FSC) in 2019.

Sessions range from beginners’ introductions to amphibians and reptiles through to specialist training in survey techniques and licensing.

Dr John Wilkinson, ARC’s Regional, Training and Science Programmes Manager, said: “We are delighted to work with the leading environmental education provider FSC to offer this range of amphibian and reptile courses, which cover all levels from beginner to professional training.

“ARC staff are experts in their field and passionate about their subjects.  FSC centres offer stunning locations and access to wonderful wildlife and flora to enhance the learning experience.”


Great Crested Newts and Licensing for Surveys, Wednesday 3 April 2019, David Orchard, Rixton Claypits Local Nature Reserve, Warrington, Cheshire

Working with Natterjacks Thursday 18 April 2019, Yvette Martin and Ruth Popely, Millom Network Centre, Cumbria

British Reptiles and Amphibians: Identification and Survey Techniques, Friday 26 April – Sunday 28 April 2019, Liam Russell, Margam Discovery Centre, South Wales

Reptile Survey Techniques, Saturday 4 May 2019, Dr Rob Ward, Juniper Hall, Surrey

Finding and Identifying Amphibians and Reptiles, Saturday 11 May 2019, Dr John Wilkinson, Bishop’s Wood, Worcestershire

Frogs, Toads and Newts, Saturday 18 May 2019, Dr John Wilkinson, Preston Montford, Shropshire/Welsh Border

Reptiles and Amphibians, Friday 24 May-Monday 27 May 2019, Dr John Wilkinson, Preston Montford, Shropshire/Welsh Border

British Reptiles, Saturday 7 September 2019, Dr John Wilkinson, Preston Montford, Shropshire/Welsh Border

Great Crested Newts, Licensing and Mitigation, Tuesday 3 December – Thursday 5 December 2019, Jim Fairclough and David Orchard, Preston Montford, Shropshire/Welsh Border

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