Free Freshwater Invertebrate Training Events

Freshwater Invertebrate Training


Through the Thames Water for Wildlife Project we are able to offer two free freshwater invertebrate identification training events to community and volunteer groups across the Thames Region. During these events you’ll be able to develop your invertebrate identification skills by using microscopes and keys to identify a range of specimens down to family level. After this we’ll take you out into the field and go through the protocol for collecting an invertebrate sample from a nearby pond. It should be a great initial session that will introduce you to the skills you’ll need to undertake your own invertebrate surveys and to find out what’s living in your local freshwater habitats.

We are able to supply all the equipment, but we will need to be provided with a room for the mornings microscope work. We only have enough resources to run two events which we are offering on a first come first serve basis, so please get in touch soon if you would like us to run an event for your group.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the events.

Hannah Worker - Freshwater Habitats Trust Project Assistant - 


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