[TZGISUG] Mapping, statistics and survey methods workshops in Arusha

Workshops TZCRC workshops at tzcrc.org
Sat Oct 26 12:19:08 EAT 2013

The Conservation Resource Centre <http://tzcrc.org/> will be putting on a
series of science skills workshops before and after the TAWIRI Scientific
late November & early December 2013. CRC courses are designed to give you
immediately-useful skills that you can walk away feeling confident with!

The last CRC Skills Workshops in 2011 were extremely well-received, and we
are repeating a similar set of courses with the addition of an advanced R

Courses include:

   - Introduction to mapping with QGIS: a free and open-source application,
   QGIS is an excellent way to produce maps and analyse data. 3 day course,
   28-30 Nov.
   - Distance Sampling: a survey method increasingly widely used in
   wildlife studies, 25-30 Nov:
      - Introduction (3 days, suitable for field researchers who wish to
      collect data);
      - Analysis & survey design (3 days, suitable for those who wish to
      analyse and design surveys).
   - Introduction to statistics with R: another free, open-source
   application, R is the statistics package which has become the choice of
   many (if not most) academics and researchers. 5 day course, 9-13 December.
   - Spatial analysis with R: for those with R skills, this 2-day course
   introduces students to analytical methods in R for mapping and spatial

Courses cost $75 per day but some limited scholarship positions are
available. The CRC is supported mainly by its members and the local
community, and in part by the Reid Park Zoo (Tucson, AZ) and has received
seed support for these workshops from the Chile to Kili educational
project<http://www.chiletokili.com/> (GO

See the TZCRC website <http://www.tzcrc.org/> (www.tzcrc.org) to learn more
and use the online registration
sign up.
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