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Training Courses

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For the past 4.5 years Froglife have been running a range of free training courses all across London to give people skills in reptile and amphibian identification and surveying. There has been 39 sessions engaging 386 people.

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Amphibian training course are usually held in the evening and last for up to 3 hours.  Each course starts with a one hour theory session in the classroom covering the following topics:

  • Discussion of reptile and amphibian conservation issues
  • Introduction to amphibians found in the UK (including native and non-native species)
  • Identification tips for native amphibians
  • Basic ecology of native amphibians
  • Introduction to basic surveying techniques
  • This is followed by a 1-2 hour practical session after dark to carry out an amphibian survey in the field.

 

Reptile identification and surveying

Reptile training course are held during the day (10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00) and last for up to 3 hours. Each course starts with a one hour theory session in the classroom covering the following topics:

  • Discussion of reptile and amphibian conservation issues
  • Introduction to reptiles found in the UK (including native and non-native species)
  • Identification tips for native reptiles
  • Basic ecology of native reptiles
  • Introduction to basic surveying techniques

This is followed by a 1-2 hour practical session to carry out a reptile survey in the field.

 

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Great Crested Newt training

Great Crested Newt training courses are full-day training courses aimed at people who would like to get involved in Great Crested Newt surveys and conservation. Each course consists of approximately 4 hours of theory in the classroom covering the following topics:

  • Identification, distribution and ecology
  • Habitat management
  • Legal protection
  • Survey techniques

This is followed by a 2 hour practical session to carry out a survey in the field.

 

 

Froglife Training Package

Froglife also offer more specific paid training courses if you are looking for something different. Courses are run from set locations in London, Peterborough and Glasgow, where are have excellent facilities and knowledge of sites where you can see animals and explore their habitats. Click here to find out more.