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Practical Water Craft Course at Southern County

December 22nd, 2011 | by

Practical Water Craft Course

  • Do you want to know more about Irelands’ freshwater resources?
  • Do you want to learn how to recognise good water quality?
  • Do you want to learn about Ireland’s freshwater fish and other water life?

Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th, 2012
Time: 10.00 to 16.00 each day
Cost: €175, including a soup and sandwich lunch each day

Accommodation: Please contact us for accommodation options locally

Participants: Adults only Class size: Maximum class size of 20

Rain gear: Please bring warm waterproof clothing and a pair of rubber boots or waders

Tutor: Professor Ken Whelan, fisheries scientist and author

Course includes:

Key topics – in the class room

  • The physical structure and functioning of Irish lakes and rivers
  • Invertebrate and plant life in our rivers and lakes
  • Using animals and plants to assess water quality
  • Fish life in our rivers and lakes
  • Getting to know the common freshwater fish of Ireland

Key topics – in the field

  • Sampling rivers and lakes
  • Identification of insects and other invertebrates
  • Fish autopsy

086-7835900 / 087-8373032

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