Continuing Education

Bryophytes of Alberta Workshops

The Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta offers 2-day workshops in bryophyte identification designed for environmental consultants, land reclamation and restoration specialists, biologists, ecologists, and foresters.


An Introduction to the Mosses of Alberta

Mosses are an important component of the diversity of Alberta with approximately 525 species in the province. This two day workshop consists of a practical introduction to moss identification. Participants will learn the characteristics most useful for the identification of 40 common species. The workshop combines both lab and field identification. A short field visit to the river valley will introduce participants to the mosses and their habitats in a natural environment.


When: May 17 & 18, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The workshop will be held in Lab 1-10 in the Agriculture-Forestry building on the University of Alberta campus.
Price: Early registration (until March 31, 2018) $495. After March 31, 2018, $550

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Peatland Bryophytes of Alberta

Accurately identifying peatland bryophytes has become even more important with the release of the guide Reclamation Criteria for Wellsites and Associated Facilities for Peatlands by Alberta Environment and Parks. This two day workshop will introduce participants to bryophytes most commonly found in the peatlands of Alberta and provide a practical approach to implementing the new guide. Participants will learn the key characteristics used to identify each species in addition to the species’ ecological preferences. The workshop combines both lab and field identification. A ½ day field visit to a local peatland will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about species and their habitats in a natural setting.

When: May 24 & 25, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:
The workshop will be held in Lab 1-10 in the Agriculture-Forestry building on the University of Alberta campus. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the field site which is located an hour from the University of Alberta campus.

Price: Early registration (until March 31, 2018) $495. After March 31, 2018, $550.

Custom Workshops Available
Please contact us to discuss options for creating a customized workshop to meet your organization’s needs.