Short Course: Introduction to Rocky Shore Species Identification, The Marine Biological Association, Saturday, 06. June 2020

Come and join us in Plymouth for a fascinating hands-on introduction to life on the rocky shore!
Running for the sixth year, this increasingly popular 2 day course takes place 9:30 am to 17:00 on Saturday the 6th June and 09:00 am to 17:00 - Sunday 7th June 2020.
Course Description: A basic introduction to the main groups of animals and seaweeds likely to be found on British rocky shores. This introduction will include an explanation of key identification methods, as well as a more in-depth look at some commonly found and important species. Through 2 field visits; interactive lectures and demonstrations; quizes and laboratory sessions, participants will become familiar with common species and learn how to identify and record rocky shore finds.
Course Tutor: Jack Sewell - The Marine Biological Association. Jack has more than 19 years experience working on the rocky shore and has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm about the wide range of organisms you will encounter.
Who should attend? This course is aimed for those interested in rocky shore species at beginner - intermediate level but welcomes more experienced naturalists interested in brushing up their skills.  Also suitable for teachers and marine educators, wishing to incorporate rocky shore work in their lessons and activities.
MBA members receive a generous discount on all MBA organised training courses. If you are not already a member, you can join here before registering to receive a discounted rate.
Please be aware that if you are aged 16 - 18, you will be required to bring a permission form with you signed by a responsible parent or guardian to the event in order to participate. To obtain a copy of the form please email: events@
Anyone 15 or under must be accompanied by an ***** - We are able to offer a reduced rate for accompanying adults, so please get in touch for more details.
What is included? The course fee includes course materials, Certificate of attendance, packed lunch and tea and coffee throughout.
By paying to participate in this course, you will be supporting the wider educational work of the Marine Biological Association.
Parking: There are a small number of parking spaces available on site and these are available on a first-come-first-served basis (Disabled parking can be reserved if needed). Other parking is available nearby and public transport links to the lab are good. 

Saturday, 06. June 2020, The Marine Biological Association, Short Course: Introduction to Rocky Shore Species Identification

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