From British Arachnological Society
Training Courses and Workshops - 2013 and 2014
Local training opportunities are detailed here. Please contact the listed person to book on the course and arrange any payment.
The following workshops are proposed. Dates and venue pending. To book your place on a workshop (when date and venue are confirmed), please contact Philip Baldwin, North West Regional Coordinator email@example.com Mobile: 07585 606148
Arachnid curation and taxonomy workshop - Manchester Museum - date to follow
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
This workshop will explain how to keep arachnid specimens (containers, alcohol, labelling, storage) and arachnid taxonomy (splitting of arachnids into Orders, Families, Genera and the established naming and referencing of species).
An introduction to Harvestman identification - Venue and date to follow
This workshop is for beginners who want to learn more about Harvestmen and how to identify the British species.
Attendees will be shown basic Harvestman anatomy and how to identify species of Harvestmen.
We will use microscopes and the recommended ID guides (provided). We will have some live harvestmen to examine, as well as preserved specimens in alcohol.
Spaces are limited.
An introduction to Spider identification - Venue and date to follow
This workshop is aimed at beginners who want to learn more about Spiders and how to identify spiders to family level.
Attendees will be shown basic Spider anatomy and how to identify spiders to family (and some to species).
We will use microscopes and the recommended ID guides (provided). We will be focusing on preserved specimens in alcohol.
Spaces are limited.
ID workshops on specific large families, eg. Linyphidae, Lycosidae - venue & dates to follow
Introduction to Spiders - Wimbury Moss, Cheshire - September 2014
This will include a field element to collect specimens and an ID workshop in the field centre.
Further details to follow.
Intro to Spiders and Identification to Family - Dinton Pastures - Sat 3rd May 2014
Dinton Pastures near Reading
10:30am to 4:00pm
This workshop is led by Peter Smithers and organised by BENHS (British Entomological and Natural History Society).
It is open to everyone, free of charge, on a first come, first served basis - advance booking is essential.
To book a place please contact Mike Edwards on firstname.lastname@example.org
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