One day coral identification workshop on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 29th August 2011
The next CICBP Coral Identification Workshop will be at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland – Monday 29th August 2011.
The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program will be running a one-day fast-start coral identification workshop to be held immediately after the Australian Coral Reef Society Conference. The full day workshop will be based around the Coral Finder Toolkit – a suite of practical take home / teach yourself resources for coral identification. The workshop will be lead by Russell Kelley – author of the Indo Pacific Coral FInder – and will involve audio-visual lessons followed by hands-on training and tutorials with specimens and images. The Coral Finder is 34 page A4 underwater book that uses a visual approach to coral identification that makes it possible for beginners to advance rapidly with little prior knowledge. Participants will learn how to use the Coral Finder to identify corals to genus regardless of growth form. Special emphasis will be placed on techniques for field identification, self-learning and problem solving. Case studies of how to proceed to species level identification will be demonstrated.
The total cost is $250 which includes the full day workshop, the Coral Finder Toolkit 2nd Edition (worth $137.50) lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
Attendance of the ACRS conference, would be cool, but is not compulsory!
Note: the Coral Finder Toolkit includes:
• Indo Pacific Coral Finder (new and updated 2nd Edition with over 200 new images, improved learning logic and Coral Hub integration)
• The Coral Finder Accessory Kit (magnifying glass, underwater pencils, attachment / buoyancy shackle, rubber bands for field use)
• A training DVD disc with 2 hours of training / revision / self testing movies
• Sundry workshop materials / stationery etc.
You can register and pay for the workshop by emailing Russell Kelley at…
enquiry AT coralhub.info
You can check out the instant impact and effectiveness of Coral Finder workshops here…