[Coral-List] Request for EOI in a coral identification workshop on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th Dec. 2017 following the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford, UK
russell @ BYOGUIDES
russell at byoguides.com
Wed Sep 27 08:09:30 EDT 2017
Request for expressions of interest.
The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program is seeking expressions of interest from people to attend a 2 day coral identification workshop to be held on Saturday 16th Dec. and Sunday 17th Dec. 2017 following the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford, UK. The workshop program is based around the Coral Finder Toolkit, a suite of proven, practical resources for coral identification with well over 500 people trained to date. The Coral Finder uses a visual approach that makes it possible for beginners to advance rapidly with little prior knowledge. Led by Russell Kelley (author of the Coral Finder and the Reef Finder - http://www.byoguides.com) the workshop uses audio-visual and hands-on training, tutorials and instruction. The workshop includes 2 days tuition, a take home Coral Finder Toolkit: Coral Finder 3.0, a hand lens, and complete audiovisual training on a USB flash drive.
Participants learn how to use the Coral Finder to identify corals to genus regardless of growth form and how to cross reference field results back to formal knowledge for species ID. Special emphasis is placed on techniques for field identification, self directed learning and problem solving. For non-coral specialists, the workshop rapidly develops basic coral identification skills. For current or future coral specialists, the workshop improves the reliability and consistency of coral identification and develops a mature understanding of how to approach species identification. The training applies equally topside or underwater. Even people with extensive prior knowledge of corals benefit significantly from the problem solving training built into the Coral Finder workshop. The workshop also summarises the changes and implications of new molecular taxonomy findings while providing an easy-to-grasp, practical, field focussed approach to coral identification.
Anyone interested in attending please contact me off-list so we can assess interest and finalise costings ASAP. Previous workshops at ICRS and ACRS have booked out fast!
European Coral Reef Symposium
13th-15th December 2017
University of Oxford, UK
russell at byoguides.com
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