High quality botanical survey skills
Kent Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Botanical Society for Britain and Ireland hosted three Field Identification Skills Certificate days (FISC) in 2018.
We held a FISC event at Tyland Barn in June and July, and our last FISC event for 2018 was on:
Thursday 6th September at Canterbury
This FISC event was in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University and based at their Biology building in North Holmes Road.
Dates for next year will be announced shortly.
The cost of this year’s FISC events was £75 nationally, which included transport to the secret location.
FISC is becoming the standard for assessing botanical survey skills - there is currently no equivalent qualification. All candidates receive a certificate from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland stating their botanical skill level.
Useful advice is also given on how to progress to the next level. A FISC starts with a morning lab session, where candidates identify plant species from all over the British Isles.
In the afternoon candidates visit a secret location and spend around an hour and a half recording every plant they see.
Online booking is preferred, however, if you have difficulty booking, please email email@example.com or contact the Study Days team at Kent Wildlife Trust on 01622 662012.