We offer the following courses every summer or by arrangement:


Techniques in the Preservation of Selected Biological Specimens

Collection, preparation and preservation of higher vascular (as herbarium specimens), fungi (pickled or dried specimens), birds and mammals (taxidermy and skeleton display), reptiles and amphibians (wet preserved) will be shown with hands-on exercises; useful to biology teachers, students and hobbyists

Length: at most 5 days
Dates: by arrangement
P2,500 per person (exclusive of meals, local transfer and accomodations)
Min. of participants: 5
Venue: MNH Bldg., Forestry Campus, UPLB or can be arranged

Coordinators: James DV. Alvarez  and Florante A. Cruz
Tel No. (049) 536 3669
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Microbial Diversity: Basic and Applications

The course includes lectures and demonstrations on basic techniques in the isolation and identification of isolated microbial cultures focusing on bacteria, yeast and molds. Fieldtrips and actual sample collection on identified habitat will be conducted for further laboratory works, including isolation and cultural identification using conventional methods. Biotechnological potential of these micro-organisms will be discussed. The course will be most beneficial to science, biology and/or microbiology teachers particularly those handling laboratories.

Length: at most 5 days
Dates: by arrangement
P3,000 per person (exclusive of meals, local transfer and accomodations)
Min. of participants: 5
Venue: MNH Bldg., Forestry Campus, UPLB or can be arranged

Coordinators: James DV. Alvarez  and Florante A. Cruz
Tel No. (049) 536 3669
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Biodiversity for Beginners: Methods and Analysis for Biodiversity Field Surveys

Introduction to biological diversity and its conservation and the underlying and related concepts and principles, including species richness, evolution and natural selection, systematics/taxonomy, ecosystems, biotic interactions, endangered species, impacts of introduced organisms. Includes lectures on insects and other arthropods, vertebrate wildlife and vascular plants. Field survey techniques will be demonstrated with hand-on exercises. The course is beneficial to college students conducting biodiversity assessment problems, and beginning environmentalists

Length: at most 8 days
Dates: by arrangement
P3,700 per person (exclusive of meals, local transfer and accomodations) 
Min. of participants: 15
Venue: MNH Bldg., Forestry Campus, UPLB or can be arranged

Coordinator: James DV. Alvarez and Florante A. Cruz
Tel No. (049) 536 3669 
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Evolution for Beginners

Introduction to the concepts that compose the scientific theory of evolution. Emphasis will be given on existence and recognition of variation in populations of organisms how natural selection works to give rise to adaptations, species organisms and the great biological diversity. Will include some practical exercises on adaptation and natural selection and examination of some fossil specimens. The course is beneficial to college students and general biology teachers.

Length: 1 to 2 days
Dates: by arrangement
P2,000 per person (exclusive of meals, local transfer and accomodations)
Min. of participants: 5
Venue: MNH Bldg., Forestry Campus, UPLB or can be arranged

Coordinator: James DV. Alvarez and Florante A. Cruz
Tel No. (049) 536 3669
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Getting to Know the Spiders

Spiders make up a considerable portion of the Philippine fauna but little is known about them. This course provides basic information on studying, collecting, preserving and identifying spiders through lectures and a brief field trip. Target course participants are elementary and high school teachers, eco-tourist coordinators, college students and hobbyists.

Length: 1 to 2 days
Dates: by arrangement
P3,000 per person (exclusive of meals, local transfer and accomodations)
Min. of participants: 5
Venue: MNH Bldg., Forestry Campus, UPLB or can be arranged

Coordinator: James DV. Alvarez and Florante A. Cruz
Tel No. (049) 536 3669
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.