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Volunteer Botanical Training Program

Trainees looking at plants, Jervis Bay

Program coastal field trip 2012

Trainee looking at cryptogams

Participant examining lichens in the field in 2008

Due to uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility of ongoing state travel restrictions the Botanical Training Program will run as a hybrid program in January and February 2022. We will be replacing the usual in-person program with a short, online program of presentations and projects, proposed to run over three weeks starting on Tuesday January 4th alongside a two week period of in-person training and collections experience at a recognised State or Territory herbarium. Exact dates for in-person training will be negotiable between successful applicants and their local herbarium but would be expected to be completed by mid-February. Prospective participants unable to access a recognised State or Territory herbarium may still be eligible to join the online portion of the program. Please contact Bronwyn Collins (bronwyn.collins@csiro.au) for further details.

To apply for a place in the program please email Bronwyn Collins (bronwyn.collins@csiro.au) with the following:

  • a brief cover letter
  • a transcript of your academic record
  • a CV and a statement of particular interests or aptitudes that you consider relevant
  • names and contact details for one or two referees (including at least one academic), and a contact telephone number (including for the period after exams).

Closing date for applications is Friday December 3rd, 2021.

Participants identifying plants, JB

Participants identifying plants at the Jervis Bay field station during their four-day field trip, January 2012.

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