Training Calendar 2

Our Current Opportunities

Every year Ambios deliver a range of nature conservation opportunities. Some are suitable for students at the very beginning of a career in conservation. Some are suitable for seasoned wildlife professionals who want to improve their skills in a particular area. Some are even suitable for nature lovers who want to learn more about flora and fauna. Please view our course calendar below to find an opportunity that is right for you.

Training Calendar 2017

Placement

Lemur+ Wildlife.Technology.Skills

2 x 2017 placements (4 months) available soon

LEMUR+ is an exciting project (2014-2017), supported by Skills for the Future at the Heritage Lottery Fund, that combines real work experience of nature conservation organisations with training that includes the use of technology.  Certification for each participant is part of a project that prepares and propels trainees towards employment in the nature conservation / biodiversity management sector.   If you would like to work for a national park, a wildlife charity or a nature conservation government agency then LEMUR+ is designed to help you achieve that goal.

Placement

Lemur+ Widening Participation

12 months and 9 month placements available

Lemur+ bursary placements will train, mentor and support people with learning or visual disabilities and ‘widening participation’ graduates to realise their ambition of securing employment in the wildlife heritage sector.  As well as increasing access to nature conservation employment, this pioneering project aims to foster mutual understanding within the nature conservation sector, and influence  recruitment strategies.

Placement

12 Week Nature Conservation Experience UK

12 weeks. Erasmus+ funding available to some students.

This course teaches the foundation skills for a career in nature conservation as well as providing insights into working within the sector. Trainees will gain practical experience as well as exposure to a range of conservation organizations  This may count towards university credits for biology and ecology courses and is available through Erasmus +.

Weekend Workshop

Foraging Feasts and Hedgerow No-Gos

29th-30th April at £50. Accommodation can be booked separately.

This weekend workshop aims to equip you with a basic identification ability, and a much richer knowledge and appreciation of plants. The experience is aimed at students with ambition for a career in biodiversity and land management, those with a fledgling interest in foraging and wild food, or recent graduates starting out in the nature conservation sector where a basic knowledge of plants will be of huge value.

Weekend Workshop

Combining GIS & GPS for Bio-Diversity Mapping

1st-2nd July at £50. Accommodation can be booked separately.

GIS and GPS technologies enable the mapping of species, which  can be used as a practical management tool as well as for interpretation and promoting public understanding of nature conservation. This combined GIS-GPS Training course offers a unique insight into both technologies and how they link together.

Weekend workshop

Countryside Ranger; Getting your message across

2 days- dates tbc- at £50. Accommodation can be booked separately.

Whatever your career (Countryside Ranger, archaeologist, Environmental manager, scientist) you’ll need to communicate messages to different audiences. The training will discuss what makes good interpretation (from talks to walks to leaflets and static boards) and how technology can open up new audiences.

Nature Taster

1 Day Nature Taster

1 day- dates tbc- £10

One day course at Lower Sharpham Farm providing an insight into surveying and identification techniques. Designed for those at the beginning of their conservation careers and ideal for University groups.  Topics covered include an introduction to Ambios, badger surveys and TB vaccination, bird and botanical surveys and structural diversity.