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|Field Guide Level 1|
EcoTraining's 55 day Field Guide Level 1 course, is structured to maximize the practical experience of our learners in the bush, by exposing them to two uniquely different biomes. Each day allows for hours of time spent in the field, practically interpreting the ecology and enjoying a wildlife experience from within our camps, across two wildlife reserves.
Daily morning and evening activities, alternate between game walks and game drives. Lectures follow after a hearty brunch, which involves topical instruction and discussion, on the subject or game encounter of the day (see list below). This is followed by personal study time and relaxation, for the learners.
Participation within the group and towards the care of the camp, its' equipment and game vehicles, will be expected and assessed. Learners will learn the importance of paying attention to one anothers needs and safety, being responsible for eachother in the wilderness, while working in teams.
Participants will have the opportunity to attempt their EcoTraining and FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) Level 1 qualification, by successfully completing a theoretical and practical assesment. These assesments will be conducted by our instructors (who are accredited FGASA assesors) at our camps, during the course.
Although this course forms the foundation for a career in Field Guiding (and many other wildlife orientated careers), many participants enrol onto this course for a gap year experience or extended bush holiday. Participants older than 18 years, hol a valid driver's license and from all walks of life are invited to enroll!
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Cost: Please contact us for the course rate.
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