Course: Discovering Ferns - Online

Field Studies Council

2nd April - 7th May or 29th August - 3rd October 2024

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

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of ferns.

This course is an introduction to the fern species found in the UK. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them. Focusing on their key features such as fronds, spores and structure. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get outside and put your newfound knowledge into practice, alongside guidance from an expert tutor. The course is at a beginner level and is a great place to start for those with a botanical interest who are thinking about taking their first steps into fern identification.

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 either an interactive Zoom workshop or a marked assignment to complement the online content. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours a week and an E-certificate is provided upon completion.

What is covered in this course?

  • What is a Fern?
  • Fern Biology
  • Fern Ecology
  • Introduction to Identification

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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