Training Courses

Introduction to Botany Course

BEC Consultants provides training courses in botany and ecology to groups and members of the public.  We offer courses for all levels of interest, from complete beginners to professional ecologists. Courses can be tailored to suit participants’ requirements. Topics we can cover include plant identification, introduction to ecology, food webs, nutrient cycles, habitats, bryophytes, lichens, biodiversity and conservation. We can also cover other topics by prior arrangement, in consultation with participants.

BEC Consultants staff are experienced environmental educators, having provided ecological workshops on behalf of the National Biodiversity Data Centre. Our existing courses include:

  • Introduction to Botany
  • Introduction to Lichens
  • Introduction to Upland Habitats (Field Course, Wicklow Mountains)
  • Classification of Irish Woodland Communities
  • Classification of Irish Semi-natural Grasslands
  • Vegetation Analysis

Courses usually run for one day but this is flexible.  Booking is essential. Group bookings are welcome and group rates are available on request. Courses take place at our Dublin City Centre office or at a venue to suit your group.

To check course availability and to book a place, email or telephone 01 6619713.