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SEE MORE WILDLIFE USING THERMAL IMAGING

In this 6-week online course we show you how you can improve your wildlife detection using thermal imaging to reap a range of benefits.

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HOW YOU CAN:

  • Obtain more accurate survey data
  • Project cost savings
  • Streamline survey planning
  • Increase survey capacity (without extra surveyors!)
  • Improve health & safety conditions
  • Lower carbon emissions
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WILDLIFETEK: THERMAL STUDENT

Sign up! It was a very informative course without a big time commitment. The high level of student and teacher engagement made me look forward to every day. The format made it easy to comment to ask questions or participate in discussions. Kayleigh also gave us fun assignments; it was so cool to see what everyone from around the world was focusing on. I feel so inspired now and look forward to utilizing some of the technologies in the future. Lastly, Kayleigh added valuable posts and videos in between lessons that I enjoyed.

THIS COURSE IS EASY TO FIT IN AROUND YOUR WORK OR STUDY SCHEDULE...

It's perfect if you're busy with surveys, reporting, analysis or if you're working away from home. This course is intended for wildlife enthusiasts & professionals who want to see or hear more wildlife. It may also be of interest to students of wildlife-related subjects. No prior knowledge or experience of Thermal Imaging is required, just an interest in wildlife and an open mind.

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I would recommend this course as an introductory level course for anyone interested in using thermal imaging for wildlife applications. The course provided a solid grounding in the basic principles of thermal imaging which allows participants to assess whether thermal imaging is a suitable technique for particular survey applications...Online Q&A sessions as well as exercises in how to apply thermal imaging in different situations were valuable parts of the course

THIS COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Thermal Imaging Basics
  • Survey Applications
  • Operations
  • Equipment
  • Survey Planning
  • Analysis
  • Guidelines
  • Survey Equipment Demonstrations
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It is good that you can take this course while working or studying. Kayleigh is really passionate and wants to generate a good discussion with questions that helps everyone, no matter what animal group you study.

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YOUR TEACHER

WILDLIFETEK:THERMAL is taught by Dr. Kayleigh Fawcett Williams, with the assistance of her team at KFW Scientific & Creative. Kayleigh has been using technology for wildlife applications for the past sixteen years.

Kayleigh’s work has taken her around the world, including New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark and Belize to name a few. Kayleigh now helps wildlife enthusiasts, researchers, consultants and students to discover more wildlife using technology.

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Knowing from an early age that she wanted to work with animals, Kayleigh started out her career by pursuing a degree in Biological Science at Cambridge University (2003-2006) where she conducted her thesis on the behaviour of free-ranging Konik horses using optics and night vision technology. In the summer of 2004, Kayleigh travelled to Mongolia to study the re-released Przewalski’s horses using GPS systems to map their daily movements.

After graduating, Kayleigh discovered the exciting world of bats. After a bat walk with her local bat group in Lincolnshire (UK), Kayleigh was hooked. She started working with ultrasonic detectors and sound analysis software over the next few years working with these fascinating animals.

In 2010, Kayleigh moved to Denmark to study for her PhD in Bioacoustics. Her doctoral work focused on the echolocation calls of Rhinolophus and Myotis bats in the laboratory and in the field (UK, Denmark & South Africa). During this time, Kayleigh discovered thermal imaging technology and began using this as an additional technique alongside her sound recording equipment. During this time, Kayleigh trained as a Thermographer at FLIR Headquarters in the UK.

Following her PhD studies, Kayleigh returned home to the UK in 2013 where she began working in a large consultancy surveying for bats. Here she began developing thermal survey methods for bats and other wildlife species. In 2016, Kayleigh travelled to New Zealand to train wildlife surveyors to use thermal imaging technology.

Realising her passion for wildlife and technology, Kayleigh started up her own company, KFW Scientific & Creative, in 2017 to share her specialist knowledge with other wildlife professionals and enthusiasts. In 2019, Kayleigh published the “Thermal Imaging Bat Survey Guidelines” in association with the Bat Conservation Trust, and is currently working on her book on “Thermal Imaging for Wildlife”. Kayleigh now shares her knowledge and skills globally via her online training and support services, with the help of her growing team.

COURSE PRICING

 

WILDLIFETEK: THERMAL

£197

Includes:

  • 6-week online course
  • Weekly videos via easy access course platform
  • Weekly exercises
  • Online support
  • Course Certificate*

*All students who complete the course and submit their completed workbooks receive a WILDLIFETEK: THERMAL Course Certificate, awarded by Dr. Kayleigh Fawcett Williams from KFW Scientific & Creative.

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COURSE CONTENT

WEEK 1: Thermal Imaging Basics


WEEK 2: Survey Applications & Operations


WEEK 3: Equipment


WEEK 4: Survey Planning & Analysis


WEEK 5: Guidelines & Research


WEEK 6: Equipment Demonstrations

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You should do this course before you buy a TI camera for wildlife purposes - I feel so much better informed and at least now know what questions to ask in relation to a specific application or requirement, and would feel comfortable in specifying a methodology and equipment for basic observational TI aided survey.

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WILDLIFETEK: THERMAL STUDENT

This course is brilliant if you have an hour or two to spare a week, roughly. It gives you in depth knowledge of areas of science that you will likely have not learned about before at University. It's a really nice community that is created as well, where everyone is enthusiastic and wants to get involved and discuss topics. I really enjoyed it and highly value all that was taught.

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WILDLIFETEK: THERMAL STUDENT

Dr. Kayleigh teaches through live class-videos, dynamic exercises, and a lot of interesting resources, which gives you the opportunity to explore and get deeper into the course!

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