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Pond & stream dipping for surveying

£35.00

28 Apr 2017 9:30am – 12:30pm

You’re never too old to enjoy pond dipping and learn all about the fascinating wildlife species that live in natural water bodies and surveying techniques for ponds and streams.

Water is teaming with life so you are sure to find lots of interesting creatures on the day. On the Pond and stream dipping course for adults you will learn:

  • How to use a key to identify the creatures you will find
  • The techniques of safe pond and stream dipping
  • How to compare the pond and stream environments

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Description

Susan is a certified riverfly tutor and is on hand for questions and discussion.

Why should the kids have all the fun? Come along and have a go.

This is a fun but structured course which includes:

  • Kick Sampling
  • River Fly Sampling
  • Surveying Techniques
  • Using Identification Keys

Is this course for me?
This is an ideal course for beginners to have a go at pond and stream dipping and learn about the mysterious creatures you will find.

When and where?

Friday 28th April 2017 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course start.

Winnall Moors, Winchester

Meet at the Durngate entrance to Winnall Moors, SO23 8DX opposite the Willow Tree pub OS grid reference SU 486 297.

Parking is available in the Durngate car park, this is a pay and display car park so please bring change for the parking meters.

 

What do I need to bring?

  • Appropriate warm and waterproof clothing for the weather on the day
  • Clean wellies
  • Packed lunch or snack and drinks
  • If driving please bring change for parking meters

Tutor

Susan Simmonds

Susan has a lifelong passion for wildlife and graduated in Environmental Science, she has worked and volunteered in the conservation sector for over 15 years. Susan is a part-time lecturer at Sparsholt College on the Ecology and Conservation Management degree.  Susan has a Certificate to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and enjoys teaching her skills through courses like plant species identification and mammal tracks and signs to others. She has a desire to make a difference and to play a part in conserving our natural world and believes that she can do that through further study and ultimately through lecturing and research. She loves species identification and regularly teaches wildflower identification; water vole survey techniques and more recently river fly surveying.

Susan has worked closely with a local primary school to assist them in using their outdoor environment. As the chairperson for the school’s Woodland Committee she has written a management plan for the site and oversees its management.