BAIML Workshops - Flora and Fauna in the Alps

25/07/2021 - 25/07/2021

Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve

Bookings start from £65.00

About

This workshop has been set up by Simone van Velzen - An external provider running a workshop for BAIML members.

If you have any questions please direct these to Simone van Velzen who shall be able to advise you further.

Simone van Velzen has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management and completed a Master of Science (Agribusiness) at Greenwich University. Simone has also completed a PhD graduate course on Alpine Plant Life at the International Summer School of the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Workshop or Session Description: This workshop will give you a deeper understanding of the incredibly rich flora and fauna in the Alps. We’ll identify many common and iconic plant and animal species, but this course will also show how every single species is extremely well adapted to its environment. This workshop is also a useful for those Aspirants preparing for their Assessments.  

The course consists of 4 parts (order of subjects will depend on the weather):

The incredibly rich flora and fauna of the Alps  
- Why do mountainous areas have an incredible diversity of flora and fauna?
- Why is it especially important to preserve flora and fauna in mountainous areas?
- What are the biggest threats to nature in the Alps?
- What can you, as an IML, do to help?
Birds and mammals of the Alps
- What are the iconic and common birds in this region?
- How are these species adapted to their habitat?  
Deciduous and coniferous shrubs & trees
- Understanding the difference between deciduous & coniferous plants (needles vs leaf)  
- Identifying deciduous and coniferous shrubs & trees
- How are these species adapted to their habitat?
Flowers
- Identifying flowers
- how are these plants adapted to their environment? 

Equipment Required: Appropriate sun protection, warm and waterproof clothing for field work outside
- Picknick for lunch (coffee, tea and soft drinks are for sale in the chalet)
- Field guides on birds, flowers, trees and mammals of the Alps  
- Note book and pens

Leader will provide: Extra field guides on birds, flowers, trees and mammals of the Alps

Venue: Col des Montets  (1461 m) - Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve

CPD Points accredited to Full Members only:

BAIML: 1.00 Peripheral

MTA: 1.00

AMI: 1.00 Peripheral

BMG: N/A

Cost: 

€75.00 - Payment made payable to the provider directly.

Where And When

Start
25/07/2021 09:00
End
25/07/2021 17:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
12
Bookings
1
Venue
Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve
Town
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
County
Haute-Savoie
Postcode
74400
Country
France
Latitude
45.94293
Longitude
6.91242

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Provider

Name
BAIML
Phone
+33781554608
Email

Booking

  • Non Residential

    £65.00
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