Thursday, 21 March 2013

Encouraging a younger generation of Dipterists

At the last committee meeting of Dipterists Forum we agreed to allocate funds to help to meet the costs for under-25s and students who would like to participate in our summer field meeting at Lancaster this summer (6-13 July). The headline cost of the meeting is £200 but our subsidy should bring this down to around £120 (this does not cover travel to the venue but once there we will make sure that transport is available and can possibly arrange to collect from the nearest railway station)..

Our venue is based in self-catering Halls of Residence. Food is not provided but participants are welcome to join in communal cooking arrangements. There will also be a workroom where we do our evening microscopy. We will make available equipment on loan for those who need it (nets, pooters etc) and will bring additional microscopes. Expressions of interest are therefore sought from qualifying individuals.

This is a great opportunity to visit a variety  of excellent wildlife sites and to get to understand the habitats around Lancaster in the company of some of the country's leading Dipterists. Anybody interested should let me know (roger dot morris at dsl dot pipex dot com).

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