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Course details
to learn how to identify and survey bats in Ontario

Three day Bat identification and survey course:

Dates: June 21 - 23, 2019 (moved to June 15 & 16, 2019 with in-class component on June 22, 2019)

Cost: $1495 + HST

Deadline to register: May 17, 2019

Registration: EARTHQUEST is pleased to offering a 3 day bat identification and survey certification course taught by staff at EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment. The course is intended for professionals and others interested in acquiring these skills for their projects. We will be following the provincial Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) (2016) provincial standard protocol for surveying bats in Ontario. This course will focus on learning how to identify and survey up to eight Ontario bat species, including 4 federally listed endangered species; Tri-colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus), Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus), Eastern Small-footed Myotis (Myotis leibii), and Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis). The goal of the course is to fill knowledge gaps for practioners in bat identification and survey methodology and how to interpret the MNRF bat survey protocol. This is an excellent course for those wishing to obtain practical field experience and applying theory to the field situation, or working in the environmental industry on bat survey projects. Graduates of this course will become well versed in bat identification and survey methodology for projects with First Nations, Métis groups, environmental consulting firms and other environmental jobs which deal with acquiring data for reports from Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Studies (EIS), renewable energy projects, etc. This course is suitable for environmental professionals, consultants, project managers, biologists, ecologists, students and other practioners who need the training. The 3 day bat identification and survey certification course offered through our school and is scheduled to run June 22 - 24, 2019 and includes field practicums. There is an early bird discount for those who register before May 17th. The course cost will be $1495.00 CAD and there is an early bird discount for those registering before May 17, 2018. This does not include meals, transportation or accommodations. It is recommended that people interested in upgrading their skills in bat identification and survey methodology also take our EA course + the tropical bat ecology course in Nicaragaua is part of most jobs or projects related to utilizing these certifications. Advanced registration is required for all participants. Participants may register by email by contacting Mr. Dave Jolly;

Senior Instructor
EARTHQUEST Biological Field School
ph.: 226-926-1470
e-mail: earthquestcanada@yahoo.com

Please be sure to fill out a completed application form available through Dave Jolly

Your registration will be confirmed when full payment is received. Payment may be made via certified cheque, international/domestic money order payable to EARTHQUEST, or Pay pal.

A typical schedule in this course might resemble the schedule below;


General Schedule of Activities

Day Morning Afternoon
Day 1 Background on bat training, rationale & purpose History of bat survey guidance documents for projects in Ontario, protocols and procedures
Day 2 Bat survey methodology and identification, equipment Field practicum; (how to incorporate the MNRF bat survey protocol)
Day 3 Field studies via natural heritage assessments Field practicum; demonstration of survey techniques

For those who register before May 17, 2019 (incl. $25 discount price)

Two day Bat identification and survey course:

Dates: June 21 - 22, 2019

Cost: $1000 + HST

Deadline to register: May 17, 2019

Registration: EARTHQUEST is offering a 2 day bat identification and survey certification course taught by staff at EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment. The course is intended for professionals and others who are only interested in acquiring these skills required for passive monitoring of Ontario bats, including the 4 listed endangered species by following the new provincial Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) (2017) provincial standard protocol for surveying bats in Ontario. The 2 day bat identification and survey certification course offered through our school and is scheduled to run June 21 - 22, 2019 and includes field practicums. The course cost will be $1000.00 CAD. This does not include meals, transportation or accommodations. Advanced registration is required for all participants, and a $25.00 discount will be applied for those who register before May 17, 2019.

Discounted rate (registration before May 17, 2019)

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Cancellations: EARTHQUEST incurs a considerable expense to run these special courses and may use your registration fee as a deposit to secure placement in the course. As a result all course fees are completely 100% non-refundable once paid. For information on responsibilities and liabilities please visit the following webpage link;

By downloading the registration package for this course you agree, acknowledge and accept that this course is exempt from registration by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and included in the International Field Biology Training (FBT) or General Field Assistant Training (FAT) Programs. EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment, the EARTHQUEST Biological Field School, it's agents and staff cannot be held liable for the manner in which this course is taught, given, provided or instructed. EARTHQUEST cannot be held responsible, liable or acussed of anything resulting in your disatisfaction with the Program, courses, our staff, affiliates, agents, partners or representatives. You acknowledge that you agree to waive and release all claims, demands or causes of action against EARTHQUEST and it's agents and agree to indemify them with regard to any financial obligations or liabilities that you may incur personally or any damage resulting from participation in the Program. This course is 100% non-refundable. There is a 15% cancellation (33% interest rate) fee should you choose to cancel, drop out, forfeit, delay, quit or be dismissed from the course. If you delay your course you may take it at a later date and you will have 1 year from the time you are accepted to complete it.

 

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Terms and conditions

AFBSST Course & field session
to Ometepe Field Station in Nicaragua to study the ecology of tropical bats. This could be supplemented by an intensive 3 day bat identification and
survey course in Ontario


EARTHQUEST (Canada) continues to work with the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy (MRC) to explore Ometepe Island in search of bats. This course is designed to provide a detailed knowledge of Neotropical bats within an ecological framework. Extensive capturing of bats during nightly field excursions will supplement lecture material; provide opportunity for gaining extensive experience in capture techniques and identification of bats in hand, and lay the groundwork for individual research problems and projects.

You can live the life of a Tropical Field Bat Biologist/Bat Ecologist
and study tropical bat species.

..........Learn how to conduct tropical bat research and field studies
..........See tropical birds, mammals, insects and other creepy crawly things
..........Explore the rainforest
..........Document & identify bat species
..........Live like Tropical Bat Biologists
..........Perform manual field work
..........Some of the topics you will learn include;

i. Tropical bat identification
ii. Tropical bat survey methodology
iii. Explore a bat roosting cave
iv. Tropical bat ecology

Nicaragua Dates:

Summer session 1; May 19 - June 2, 2019

Nicaragua Cost: TBA
(Please note: Due to the nature of the program, all prices and program contents are subject to change without prior notice or approval).

Included in Course Costs:
..........Services of project staff
..........Certificate of completion
..........Room and board (3 meals per day) at Ometepe field station
..........Instruction
..........SCHEDULED transportation from near the airport in Nicaragua to Ometepe round trip
..........Course tuition
..........FBSST Course tuition

Not Included in Course Costs:
..........Airport taxes and government departure taxes
..........Health or cancellation insurance
..........Beverages/liquor
..........Additional funds for souvenirs, extra food, etc.
..........Valid passport
..........Immunizations/vaccinations
..........Personal supplies (e.g. hiking boots, tents, clothing, etc.)
..........Round trip airfare to Nicaragua
..........Academic credit

To Register for the Course: For course a non-refundable deposit of $499.00 US/person registration fee is required to secure space. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure (postmarked by mail does not count). We recommend that you book early as spaces on teams fill quickly and are limited to 22 participants. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and fill quickly so we recommend that you apply ASAP. All tuition costs are NON-REFUNDABLE, but may be transferred to another year. Academic credit is available - please inquire for details. For information on terms and conditions please click here. For applications please click here.

(Photos by D. Jolly & MRC)
La Suerte Biological Field Station
Two toed sloth

Bat field course, Learn how to be a tropical bat biologist, Biology, research and conservation, Field training opportunities

 E-mail: earthquestcanada@yahoo.com

Senior Biologist & Instructor
D. Jolly, B.Sc.
EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment

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