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12*Accredited courses which could count towards a qualification (see page 43).BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort . DGDerrygonnelly .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . JHJuniper Hall .KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley Geology andSceneryGeology and Scenery of thePembrokeshire CoastDF. O. 28 Jul-04 Aug. Sat-Sat. £515. £386This course for interested amateurs, coversa fascinating range of scenery andinterprets rock sequences and formations.During the week the range of Palaeozoicrock sequences will be looked at and all theclassical geomorphology of the superbPembrokeshire coast will be studied. Thiswill include a boat trip to the Silurianvolcanics of Skomer. Boat and landing feesnot included. Please note this is in effect aLevel 2 walking course (see page 8 forfurther explanation). Paul Olveris anexperienced geology tutor with extensivefield leadership in both Britain and Europe. A Field Study of the Geology, Botanyand Marine Biology in South DevonSL. O. 03 Aug-10 Aug. Fri-Fri. £585. £390A hands-on course visiting the county'smost spectacular locations. The course willstudy Devon's fascinating geology and howit reflects a diverse wildlife. Excursions willfocus on the geology, marine biology andbotany encountered. Other wildlife such asbutterflies may also feature. This course isvery popular and has been well-attendedsince it was first created nine years ago.Martin Summersis an experienced andenthusiastic leader of outdoor courses insouth Devon, covering geology and naturalhistory and much more.The Geology of Northern SnowdoniaRC . O . 10 Aug-12 Aug . Fri-Sun . £235 . £180Snowdonia is a landscape shaped by thecontrasting forces of fire and ice. Walkthrough classic igneous, sedimentary andmetamorphic geology and see some of thefinest examples of glaciated landforms inthe United Kingdom. The course is led byPaul Gannon, author of Rock TrailsSnowdoniaand Rock Trails Lakeland, the hillwalkers' guides to the geology and sceneryof these volcanic landscapes.Geology and Scenery in ShropshirePM . O . 10 Aug-17 Aug . Fri-Fri . £525 . £355Examine classic geology and discover a vastrange of rocks, minerals and fossils inShropshire. Investigate long-extinctvolcanoes, fossil coastlines, ancient deserts,past glaciers and much more. Suitable forboth enthusiastic amateurs and those with amore detailed interest. Please note that thisis in effect a Level 2 walking course (seepage 8 for further explanation). DavidCronshaw, a former geology tutor atPreston Montford and a rock, fossil andmineral enthusiast, now teaches in aLancashire school. Ingleborough -an Iconic MountainMT . O . 20 Aug-27 Aug . Mon-Mon . £650 . £435Ingleborough has been a special placethrough the ages and for thousands of yearspeople have left their mark on themountain. The course will adopt a holisticapproach using the geology, soils andvegetation of the landscape as pointers tohelp interpret the archaeological evidenceleft by settlers from the past. Althoughfocusing on one area, you will learn a rangeof landscape interpretation skills, which canbe used to help you understand rurallandscapes elsewhere. The course willinvolve walks of up to six miles per day.David Johnsonlives locally and has beenresearching the history of the Dales andleading themed walks for more than 20years. Active in archaeology and inhistorical research, with a passion forlandscape, he has lectured widely and hisbook Ingleborough: Landscape and Historywas published in 2008.Scenery and Geology of the Lake DistrictBL. O. 24 Aug-31 Aug. Fri-Fri. £440. £330This course will involve field examinationof classic rock sequences and will attemptto relate the spectacular scenery to the rocksbeneath your feet and the processes thathave subsequently impacted on them. Inthe evenings the significance of the day'sobservations will be set in context anddiscussed. It is also possible that a numberof short evening excursions will beundertaken. The course is suitable for boththe enthusiastic amateur and those with amore detailed interest. A maximum ofabout 6 miles of generally low levelwalking is envisaged on some days. DavidCronshaw, a former geology tutor atPreston Montford and a rock, fossil andmineral enthusiast, now teaches in aLancashire school. Science and theNatural WorldMonitoring and CommunicatingBiodiversity: The FSC DarwinScholarship Sponsored Course forYoung ProfessionalsPM. I. 21 Aug-31 Aug. Tue-Fri. £1,450This course has been running since 2008.Over 70 people from 32 countries haveattended to date and this sponsoredprogramme is aimed at young naturalhistorians from around the world. The aimis to develop better naturalists in the spiritof Darwin's love of nature and observingthe natural world. This programme isfunded through some limited FSC bursariesof up to £650 and open to anyone under 35who is working in taxonomy orbiodiversity. This course will be led byCentre Staff and Associatesincluding staffat Down House and The Natural HistoryMuseum.A Weekend with the WeatherKD . O . 24 Aug-27 Aug . Fri-Mon . £189 . £142A weekend with the weather aims toprovide a good understanding of weatherpatterns and forecasts. The course will bedelivered as a mixture of lectures,workshops and practical observing. Wewill learn how to observe the weather andname different cloud types and cover howto interpret weather charts and forecasts.Alison McLureworked for theMeteorological Office for 10 years and has awide experience of forecasting the weather. Astronomy WeekendKD . B . 09 Nov-11 Nov . Fri-Sun . £160 . £120This is a beginner-level course for adultswho would like to know more about thesubject. The course will be delivered as amixture of lectures, workshops and(weather permitting) practical observing.We will cover topics such as finding yourway around the night sky, the Sun and theMoon. This course will be led by TheAstronomical Society of Glasgow,amixture of professional and amateurastronomers.IngleboroughStephanie KielNEWNEW

Discountsfor shared(see page 2)centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £135birds & other animalsWithin this section you will find over 125courses covering the animal kingdom fromthe large animals such as birds and mammalsthrough to invertebrate groups - the smalleranimals without backbones.All the courses listed are designed to improve youridentification skills and understanding of animallifestyles. You can appreciate both common and rarespecies so much more if you have a real groundingin how to observe them and what to look for. Inmany cases, we also highlight the impact of humanactivities on bird and other animal populations andshare concerns about relevant conservation issues. We are pleased to offer a range of courses inpartnership with the British Trust for Ornithology,The Mammal Society and the Bat ConservationTrust to promote understanding and good practice.Full details are found in this section.Courses marked *BI can form part of the Universityof Birmingham Certificate in Biological Recordingand Species Identification. Full details are given onpage 43 of the brochure.For specific courses on biological monitoring andhabitat management please see the Habitats andConservation section on page 37.Female Siskin Margaret and John SixsmithElephant HawkmothBlencathra for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost isnormally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre (see page 2)for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £135