Certified Eco Guide (9)


Description
Introduction
The Eco Guide development program is the most comprehensive training program for tour leaders, park rangers and educators working in Zoos, Safaris, Wildlife Parks, Aquariums, Natural reserves, Conservation and Environmental agencies. The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to raise guests’ awareness, establish emotional links and interpret wildlife in an informative and engaging manner, hence inspiring and empowering guests into conservation action

Target Audience
Tour guides, eco guides, rangers, educators, and tour and activity operators delivering experiences in:
zoos, wildlife parks, safari parks, aquariums, nature reserves, botanical gardens, desert and marine conservation reserves, Conservation and Environmental agencies... and more

Certification
Participants will receive a Level 2 Accredited Certificate upon the successful completion of all five modules of the Eco Guide Development Program. Certificate is accredited by ncfe, a leading British awarding organization

Key Learning Areas
1. The Making of Interpretive Experiences
2. Mastering the art of interpretation
3. Knowing and managing your audience
4. Developing the right content
5. Communicating effectively

Here is what you will learn in this course
1. How to interpret wildlife
2. How to deliver conservation messages in an engaging manner
3. How to use different interpretation techniques to address different learning styles
4. How to organize information in an effective and structured manner.
5. How to develop key messages and map them to the content of the tour
6. How to use storytelling techniques to deliver conservation messages
7. How to develop in depth knowledge of the factors that are threatening wildlife
8. How to use different techniques to engage guests
9. How to use props and biofacts to enrich the audience’s perspective of wildlife
Content
  • Module 1
  • The make of interpretive experiences
  • The three stages of interpretive experiences
  • Module 2
  • Mastering the art of interpretation
  • Interpreting wildlife
  • Relating experience to participants' lives
  • Delivering conservation messages in an engaging manner
  • Summarizing means and methods to empower guests
  • Module 3
  • Knowing your audience
  • Identifying what influences the interpretive experience
  • Determining how to satisfy guest basic and higher needs
  • Using different interpretation techniques to address the needs
  • Using Interpretation techniques that are age appropriate
  • Module 4
  • Delivering the right content
  • Organizing information in an effective manner.
  • Developing key messages and mapping them to the content
  • Selecting and using appropriate information when creating content
  • Using storytelling techniques to deliver messages
  • Developing in depth knowledge of factors threatening wildlife
  • Module 5
  • Communicating effectively
  • Communicating effectively with guests
  • How to use your voice to communicate effectively with guests
  • How to use body language to communicate effectively with guests
  • Using different techniques to engage guests
  • Using props to enrich audience’s perspective of wildlife
  • Using inquiry to encourage active learning
  • Dealing with challenging situations when they arise
  • FINAL ACCREDITATION EXAM
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed