High quality botanical survey skills
Kent Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland hosted three Field Identification Skills Certificate days (FISC) in 2019.
We held two FISC events at Tyland Barn on Thursday 6th June and 11th July at Tyland Barn in 2019 and, working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, we offered another FISC event based at their Biology building in North Holmes Road on Thursday 5th September.
The cost for FISC events in 2019 was £75 nationally, which included transport to the secret location.
We are planning to run our FISC events again next year. Dates for our 2020 FISC events will be added to this page as soon as they have been confirmed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Study Days team at Kent Wildlife Trust on 01622 662012.