Course: Introducing Grasses, Sedges and Rushes - Online

Field Studies Council

12th August - 16th September 2024 (flexible online learning with live webinars)

Cost: £45 - 20% off for students using the code 'BioStudent20' at checkout

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Dive into the fascinating world of grasses, sedges, and rushes, and gain a deep understanding of their structures, unique features, and the terminology that defines them.

Learners will also explore some of the commonly found UK species and their main identification features. This three-week course is designed for beginners who have little to no experience and aims to form the foundation of basic identification skills of the UK’s grasses, sedges and rushes. 

What will be covered during this course? 

  • UK Rushes 
  • UK Grasses 
  • UK Sedges 

Despite 40% of the world's surface being covered with grassland and marshland, the range and diversity of the UK’s grass, sedge and rush species are often overlooked. Being able to identify species of grasses, sedges and rushes is an integral skill for both agricultural and botanical surveyors, however it is equally valuable for anyone keen on understanding and connecting with their environment.

This course uses a blend of self-study content and live webinars to form the foundation skills required to begin identifying some of the 260+ species of UK grass, sedge and rush species.

This is a 3-week online course covering 3 topics, for which you will complete a variety of self-led online resources and activities. Each topic is then concluded with an interactive Zoom workshop or assignment to complement the online content. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours a week and an E-certificate is provided upon completion.

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off.

Please refer to our website for further information and to book.

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