Spider & Scorpion Short Course

Sun Oct 31, 08:00 - Sun Oct 31, 10:00
Kloofendal Nature Reserve


This short-course consists of a 3 hour practical session,workbook and training notes, writing equipment and certificate. All participants receive a workbook and notes on spiders and scorpions that are aligned to the Unit Standards as required by FGASA for the Apprentice Field Guide Qualification.

This course covers the following in relation to spiders and scorpions:

  • Introduction.
  • Classification.
  • Anatomy.
  • Identification.
  • Life history.
  • Behaviour.
  • Value.
  • Venom.
  • Conservation.

Suitable for over 13 years of age, and limited to 20 participants. The course cost includes the following:

  • Lectures. 
  • Workbook and training notes.
  • Writing equipment.
  • Certificate.

Ideal for This short course is idea for:

  • Field Guides.
  • Conservation students.
  • General public. 

This event is a great addition to the Spider and Scorpion First Aid Course and Essential First Responder Seminars.

Presented by Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He as written 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation. Best selling author, international professional speaker and award winning conservationist, Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.

Additional information

Age restriction No under 13s
Refund policy No refunds


Spider & Scorpion Short Course
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Veronica St, Kloofendal, Roodepoort, 1709
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