Training Webinars


Course Name Date Description
Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology 16/03/21

An introduction to the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, finding out how and why the scheme was developed, how to become a volunteer with this important national scheme, planning your surveys and survey methodologies. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with the methods and plan ahead. This webinar is also a useful way to ask any questions you may have about methods and plot set up.

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Sarah Shuttleworth, NPMS Volunteer Manager

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology 16/04/21

An introduction to the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, finding out how and why the scheme was developed, how to become a volunteer with this important national scheme, planning your surveys and survey methodologies. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with the methods and plan ahead. This webinar is also a useful way to ask any questions you may have about methods and plot set up.

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Sarah Shuttleworth, NPMS Volunteer Manager

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Arable Field Margins 22/04/21

Ecologist Hannah Gibbons gives us an introduction to Arable Field Margins, as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within this habitat, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 14:00 - 15.30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Hannah Gibbons, Ecologist

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

NPMS Online Data Entry and Website orientation 23/04/21

National Plant Monitoring Scheme online data entry training. Walk through the data entry process using the NPMS online entry forms and orientation around the NPMS Website. Including creating survey plots on your digital square map, entering survey data, making edits and data download. This is a good time to get familiar with the process and plan your plots. It’s also a good opportunity to input any historical data collected in previous seasons and raise any queries you have on this.

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Sarah Shuttleworth, NPMS Volunteer Manager

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Broadleaved woodland 27/04/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Broadleaved woodland habitats, incorporating Dry Deciduous Woodland and Wet Woodland, as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Heathland Habitats 11/05/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Heathland habitats as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Native Pinewood and Juniper Scrub 18/05/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Native Pinewood and Juniper scrub habitats as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Lowland Grasslands Habitats 1 (Dry Acid grassland and dry heathland) 21/05/21

Botanical Consultant Dominic Price gives us an introduction to Lowland Grassland habitats, incorporating Dry Acid Grassland as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within this habitat, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Dominic Price, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology 25/05/21

An introduction to the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, finding out how and why the scheme was developed, how to become a volunteer with this important national scheme, planning your surveys and survey methodologies. This webinar is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about methods and plot set up.

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Sarah Shuttleworth, NPMS Volunteer Manager

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Lowland Grasslands Habitats 2 (Neutral Damp grassland and neutral pasture)s and meadows) 28/05/21

Botanical Consultant Dominic Price gives us an introduction to Lowland Grassland habitats, incorporating Neutral Damp Grassland and Neutral Pastures and Meadows as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Dominic Price, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

NPMS Online Data Entry and Website orientation 08/06/21

National Plant Monitoring Scheme online data entry training. Walk through the data entry process using the NPMS online entry forms and orientation around the NPMS Website. Including creating survey plots on your digital square map, entering survey data, making edits and data download. It’s also a good opportunity to input any historical data collected in previous seasons and raise any queries you have on this.

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Sarah Shuttleworth, NPMS Volunteer Manager

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Lowland Grassland Habitats 3 (Dry calcareous) 11/06/21

Botanical Consultant Dominic Price gives us an introduction to Lowland Grassland habitats, incorporating Dry Calcareous Grassland as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within this habitat, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Dominic Price, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Marsh and Fen habitats 22/06/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Marsh and Fen habitats as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online meeting via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to Upland grasslands 29/06/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Upland Grassland habitats as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online meeting via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here 

Introduction to Freshwater Habitats 06/07/21

Freshwater Ecologist Sue Bell gives us an introduction to Freshwater habitats, incorporating Nutrient-poor lakes and ponds, nutrient-rich lakes and ponds and ponds, rivers and streams as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online meeting via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Sue Bell, Ecologist

Register: This event has been and gone, look further down for another event! But check out the recording on YouTube here

Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology 16/07/21

An introduction to the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, finding out how and why the scheme was developed, how to become a volunteer with this important national scheme, planning your surveys and survey methodologies. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with the methods and scheme. This webinar is also a useful way to ask any questions you may have about methods and plot set up.

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Sarah Shuttleworth, NPMS Volunteer Manager

Register: This Event has been cancelled and replaced with the youtube recording which can be watched here 

Introduction to coastal habitats 23/07/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Coastal habitats, incorporating Coastal Saltmarsh, Coastal Sand Dunes, Coastal Vegetated Shingle, Machair and Maritime cliff tops and slopes as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online meeting via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: Click here to sign up

Introduction to Rock outcrops, cliffs and screes 06/08/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Rock outcrops, cliffs and scree habitats as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online meeting via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: Click here to sign up

Introduction to Bog and Wet Heath habitats 13/08/21

Botanical Consultant Ben Averis gives us an introduction to Bog and Wet Heath habitats as listed in the NPMS survey guidance and species lists. An introduction to identifying the key families and species within these, with particular focus on NPMS indicator species.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Join: This is an online webinar via Zoom video call. You do not need a Zoom account to join, just a computer/laptop, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet. Booked participants simply follow the link and joining instructions sent ahead of the meeting.

Trainer: Ben Averis, Botanical Consultant

Register: Click here to sign up

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