Training Opportunities


You are invited to attend one or more of these hands-on wetland restoration workshops.  The practical training will involve you in the design and construction of wetlands that can benefit specific amphibian, reptile,  bird, and mammal species.  Participants will discover how to use highly successful and inexpensive techniques for restoring wetlands in fields, forests, and urban areas. Links will be posted next to the descriptions of each training session when dates are finalized, and registration is opened for each Hands-on Wetland Restoration Workshop.

Wetland Workshop photo

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Eastern Kentucky University Wetland Restoration Techniques ONLINE Course–January 16 through May 10, 2018
    • The Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Division of Natural Areas is offering an online coursefrom January 16 to May 10, 2018 titled Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques that is taught by Thomas R. Biebighauser. Participants will learn how to design and restore naturally appearing and functioning wetlands. The detailed units will explain the values of wetlands, how wetlands were drained, factors affecting site selection for restoration, techniques for construction, and how damaged wetlands can be repaired. The cost of this online course is $1,125.00.
    • The Wetland Design and Restoration Online Courseis available to take for college credit as undergraduate or graduate level through the EKU Department of Biological Sciences. For participants that do not enroll for course credit through EKU, certificates of completion will be provided. The online Wetland Design Course and the Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques Workshop are independent courses. One or both of these classes may be taken at the same time. If you are interested in taking these classes for college credit, please contact Dr. Stephen Richter (stephen.richter@eku.edu) for information on how to enroll.
  • BIO 599-799 Wetland Design & Restoration-Online Course Syllabus-Spring 2018

  • Eastern Kentucky University Wetland Restoration Techniques FIELD Course–May 21-25, 2018
    • The Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Division of Natural Areas is offering a Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques Field Course from May 21-25, 2018. Participants will receive hands-on training in how to design, restore, construct, maintain, and plant wetlands. The course will be based at Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory near Richmond, KY. The training will be taught primarily by Tom Biebighauser with the assistance of Dr. Stephen Richter. Participants will be allowed to reside in the lodge at Maywoods during the Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques workshop free of charge. The cost of this course is $750. See http://naturalareas.eku.edu/maywoods-environmental-and-educational-laboratory for more information about Maywoods.
    • The Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques Field Course is available to take for college credit as undergraduate or graduate level through the EKU Department of Biological Sciences. For participants that do not enroll for course credit through EKU, certificates of completion will be provided. The online Wetland Design Course and the Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques Workshop are independent courses. One or both of these classes may be taken at the same time. If you are interested in taking these classes for college credit, please contact Dr. Stephen Richter (stephen.richter@eku.edu) for information on how to enroll.
    • BIO 599-799 Wetland Design & Restoration-Maywoods Field Course Syllabus-2018

 

 

 

Preserving the future by restoring the past.