High quality botanical survey skills
Kent Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland will be offering three Field Identification Skills Certificate days (FISC) in 2020.
The Field Identification Skills Certificate or 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.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone our FISC events at Tyland Barn until next year.
Our first FISC event at Tyland Barn will be on Thursday 20th May 2021:
Our second FISC event at Tyland Barn will be on Thursday 24th June 2021:
However, working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, we are still hoping to run our FISC event at Canterbury Christ Church University this year on Thursday 3rd September 2020:
The cost for FISC events is £75 nationally, which includes transport to the secret location.
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.