Training

We have created a series of training courses for volunteers to get involved in hands-on restoration.  These range from one day courses in coastal biodiversity surveying and native oyster monitoring to more involved 2 day courses for community groups.  These latter courses cover a range of subject areas from licensing, surveying, restoration site selection to project delivery and long term monitoring.  

Current training courses

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Native Oyster Monitoring Training - 1 day

Dates and times: tbc

Location: Loch Craignish - Boathouse

Max number of people: 12

Ages: 10yrs+, under 16s must be accompanied by adult

Price: Free

Participants: Anyone wanting to get involved as a volunteer Oyster Monitor or wanting to learn about about the monitoring required for community oyster restoration projects.

Experience required: No specific experience  required. The practical part of the course will take place on the shore (no deeper than welly depth), but all participants should be physically fit to walk around on a rocky/muddy shore. 

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Coastal Biodiversity Surveyor - 1 day course

Dates and times: tbc 

Location: Loch Craignish - Boathouse

Max number of people: 12

Ages: 10 yrs +, under 16's must be accompanied by adult

Price: Free

Participants: Anyone wanting to get involved as a volunteer Biodiversity Surveyor or wanting to learn more about the monitoring required for community marine restoration projects.

Experience required: No specific experience  required. The practical part of the course will take place on the shore (going no deeper than welly depth), but all participants should be physically fit to walk around on a rocky/muddy shore. 

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Coastal Community Groups - Restoration Training Weekend - 1 day course - COMPLETED

Dates: June 18th - 19th 2022

Location: Loch Craignish - Boathouse

Ages: 18+
Price: Donations happily received.

Description: This two-day course at Loch Craignish will give you the opportunity to see oyster and seagrass restoration first hand. The Seawilding team show you our projects and facilities and will answer questions on all things restoration related from permissions and licensing to surveying and selecting appropriate restoration areas, as well as implementing and monitoring the restoration process.  Activities will be based in our boathouse or on the foreshore and in our small dinghy on the water. You should have sufficient physical fitness to be able to move around these areas and get in and out of the boat safely. You will need to be a competent swimmer / snorkeler if you want to participate in snorkelling activities.

 

Participants:  This is for coastal community groups who are keen to restore the marine habitat in their area. You may already be a registered charity or part of the Coastal Community Network, and you may have begun surveying the habitats and restoration opportunities in your area.

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