Apply now for the PSGB Field Skills Workshop in August 2024, hosted at London Zoo!

What is the PSGB Field Skills Workshop?
The Field Skills Workshop is a 3-day workshop aimed to develop theory and practice in primatological field skills. This Workshop is aimed at providing access, learning, and opportunities to develop and practice primatology field skills, aimed at those who may have economic, time, or other constraints that might prevent them from being able to gain these skills in other ways.

The workshop is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career or further education in primatology or a related field (e.g., conservation, policy) who have historically been under-represented in this field due to financial and opportunity barriers. This may include, but is not limited to, students who identify as part of one of the following groups: care experienced students, students with disabilities, estranged students, forced migrant students, mature students, students with caring responsibilities, and racialised students.

What will I learn and who will teach me?
We will cover the following topics though a mix of lectures, group work, and observations of primates in the ZSL collection: behavioural data collection, conservation science, research design, logistics, ethics, current tools for remote data collection.

These amazing people have volunteered to share their knowledge:
Susan Cheyne
Elliot Howard-Spink
Simon Kenworthy
Alecia Carter

When and where will the field school be hosted?
5-7th August 2024 at London Zoo - a ZSL conservation zoo.

The workshop is free. PSGB aims to cover travel expenses to London (for travel within the UK), accommodation if needed, and food for students who attend the workshop.

Can I attend?
We welcome applications from any students who need and would benefit from this opportunity. There is a short expression of interest form through which applicants can state their interest in and motivation for a career in primatology and their need of the opportunity.

Apply now!

Applications are now open, and close on April 30.

Applications can be submitted through our online application form.

We thank the following organisations for their generous support and donations to allow this to be a free event: PSGB and ZSL.

This event is being organized by the PSGB Equality, Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee.

The Primate Society of Great Britain is a registered Charity number 290185 Website Photos: Shannon Farrington, Tim Eppley, & Brogan Mace
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