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POSTPONED: Introduction to Macrophytes (Beginner)
This course is ideal for those with an interest in macrophytes (large aquatic plants) but with little experience or knowledge.

When: September 14–16, 2020
Where: Dorset
CANCELLED: Introduction to Phytoplankton (Beginner)
This course is perfect for those who have a strong interest in algae but little experience within the field.

When: September 28–29, 2020
Where: Windermere
Sampling and Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates (Beginner)
This course is designed for those with little to no experience with freshwater invertebrates.

When: April 19–20, 2022
Where: Ulverston
Identifying Macroalgae and Filamentous Algae (Beginner)
A two-day course on how to recognise larger freshwater algae.

When: May 17–18, 2022
Where: Ulverston
Stoneflies, Mayflies and Caddisflies (Beginner)
Stoneflies, mayflies and caddisflies are all exceptionally interesting subjects of study and this beginners course examines them all.

When: June 18–20, 2022
Where: Ulverston

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Contact us

Our freshwater courses have been developed for professionals, as well as enthusiasts. If there is a subject area that you would like to learn more about please get in touch. 

A list of courses which we have offered in previous years but do not have a scheduled date this year can be found below. Please contact us to register your interest in one or more of these courses. 

 The Chironomid Pupal Exuvial Technique (CPET) 

 Subterranean Fauna

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