On Tuesday 07.03. (9am-2pm) and Wednesday 08.03. (12-4 p.m.) a two-day workshop entitled "Principles of invertebrate ichnology" was held at the postgraduate university study of Geology, under the leadership of prof. Alfred Uchman (Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland). 22 participants took part in the workshop, and in addition to students of our postgraduate and graduate university studies, the workshop was also attended by students of the postgraduate university study of Biology, the postgraduate university study of the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum engineering, the undergraduate university study of Geology, and fellow geologists interested in ichnology. At the beginning of the lecture, prof. Uchman presented the basic terms used in the study of ichnofossils, and referred to the issue of their classification. After that, he introduced us to different ichnofacies from terrestrial environments, through pre-coastal to deep-water environments, and presented different methods of field
studies and the application of invertebrate ichnology in geological research. The workshop also had a practical part - application of
acquired knowledge on ichnofossil samples. For this purpose, samples of ichnofossils stored in the collections of the Department of Geology were used, but it is interesting that a large number of participants also brought their private ichnofossil specimens to the workshop, which they wanted to discuss with prof. Uchman.