Special day class, December 3rd 2018: Modern Sponges
The class will give you an in-depth basic knowledge of the living sponge classes, including their biology, ecology and skeletons, and an understanding of how to identify them. There are specimens of a range of demosponges, hexactinellids and calcareans available (alas, oi ain't got no homoscleromorphs yet!), including cross sections and spicule preparations; plus you'll have a chance to make your own slides.
A follow-up class on fossil sponges is intended as well, but date is to be confirmed.
Cost per person: £40.
This will be a small-group class, limited to six people, but can be run again if there is sufficient interest. Please reply here with questions, or feel free to contact me directly!
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