Professional Training, Ecological & Education Consultancy and Survey Services - a bit about us
Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training comprises a small team of botanists, education specialists, trainers and writers with a wide breadth of experience and knowledge covering a range of subjects and areas. With qualifications and experience in education, biological recording, writing, teaching and practical environmental skills, we bring a wealth of experience and skills to the table, including media and photography. We specialise in terrestrial and marine ecology. Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training is proud to support sea safety as an RNLI Local Ambassador.
A professional member of the Marine Biological Association, a member of the Society for Education and Training and an associate member of the British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, botanist and independent ecological and education consultant, Lorna (Mem.MBA, MSET, QTLS), has over 25 years experience of teaching and writing educational resources. Lorna is a CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management) Trainer and qualified assessor, internal verifier and advisor with Cert.Ed and QTLS status along with practical surveying and biological recording skills. Qualifications include a FEHQ L7 qualification with Oxford University in Ecological Techniques for Surveying Vegetation along with qualifications in Environmental Science and Ecosystems with the Open University. Lorna has conducted many wetland vegetation surveys, water quality surveys, Sphagnum moss and wildflower surveys over the years and provides detailed reports with explanations and advice on management and eradication of invasive species. Lorna is proud to have taken part in the award winning Cheshire Meres and Mosses Project. Lorna is also a Regional Coordinator for the Sea Watch Foundation (Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy) and a Marine Mammal Medic with British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). Lorna has shared her passion for marine wildlife through radio show interviews on Calon FM, by encouraging wider public participation in marine mammal watches and by delivering marine mammal medic training for BDMLR, Cetacean ID training for the Sea Watch Foundation and seal ecology training for CIEEM. Lorna has also written a blog for BBC Springwatch on safe seal watching. Lorna is also a Senior Assessment Specialist and Associate with two examining boards. Lorna supports the work of the BSBI, Forest Educational Network, National Biodiversity Network, The Species Recovery Trust, The Freshwater Habitats Trust and the National Plant Monitoring Scheme.
Richard is a training and media associate and navigational and mapping advisor for Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training. He has 21 years experience within teaching having Adult Further Education teaching qualifications and experience in surveying, GPS, mapping and navigation.
Richard specialises in navigation and rapid habitat assessments. As an enthusiastic biological recorder he relishes discovery and recording of scarce or rare key indicator species and is proud to have been part of the award winning Meres and Mosses Project with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Richard is also an experienced wildlife and events photographer, proof-reader and editor and a Marine Mammal Medic with British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). Richard is also the designated first aider for Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training, specialising in remote (outdoor) emergency care (REC qualified).
The Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training team is proud to support, contribute and be involved with the following:
Marine Biological Association - Professional Member
British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council - Associate member
The Sea Watch Foundation - Regional Coordinator
BDMLR - volunteer Marine Mammal Medic
Plantlife and the National Plant Monitoring Scheme - wildflower recording
Cheshire Wildlife Trust Lost Meres and Mosses project (Phase 1 habitat surveys/Sphagnum moss bogs
PondNet and the Freshwater Habitats Trust - biological recording and clean water surveys
Forest Education Network - hosted by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
FSC Biodiversity Fellowship - via the FSC Tomorrow’s Biodiversity Project
BSBI Robotics project in conjunction with Oxford University (Dept of Plant Science and Engineering), Natural England and the FSC
BSBI Cheshire V58
To talk with Richard or Lorna about training or ecological services, call 07743712020 or email us. We look forward to hearing from you!
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