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FSC COURSES IN ESSEX

FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL COURSES BASED AT THE EPPING FOREST CENTRE HIGH BEACH AND THE GREEN CENTRE WAT TYLER COUNTRY PARK IN 2017.

The FSC will be running  non-residential courses, as detailed below, in 2017,. Bookings and payment will be handled by the Epping Forest Field Centre, either on line via the website www.field-studies-council.org or by phone call ( 020 8502 8500) or letter to Epping Forest Field Centre, High Beach, Loughton IG10 4AF. Lunches are included in the course fee either at the Kings Oak Pub. High Beach or the Wat Tyler café. ________________________________________________________________________________

Identification of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes @ High Beach Centre

Saturday-Sunday 17 & 18th June. Non-residential     £104

Do you find grass identification bewildering, intimidating or frustrating? Bit vague on rushes and sedges? On this two-day course novices will start to understand the structure of these flowering plants, whilst those with prior knowledge can master identification techniques for surveying. A wide variety of habitats will be visited with lots of key work guidance to identify different species.

Tutor: Ken Adams.   Places: 14.

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Saltmarshes: Botany & Ecology @ The Green Centre

Friday August 12th Non-residential  £45

This one day course covers the identification of the higher plants of salt marsh and saline dyke habitats and the zonation of salt marsh vegetation. Participants will be investigating the extensive salt marshes surrounding Wat Tyler Country Park using keys and expert guidance to identify plant species found.

Tutor: Ken Adams.   Places 14

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Light Microscopy for Botanists @ The Green Centre

Saturday 25 November. Non-residential.  £45.

This one day course will enable participants to get the best out of a microscope for observation and for measurement, and is suitable for beginners to those wanting to improve their microscope skill-set; using stereozoom-dissecting and high power compound microscopes. Optical and slide making techniques will also be covered (including plant chromosome preparations).

Tutor: Ken Adams.  Places: 14

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