“I had a dream, then I woke up and lived it.” The journey of Daniel Welmers’ first steps of becoming a Safari Field Guide.
An interview with EcoTraining instructor Andreas Fox
“For a tree that doesn’t speak, it gave me a lot to think about. This sounds very deep, but then again, roots are.” – Natashia Brittion
Inspiring testimonials for those who fear that age hinders their decision to enrol for a FGASA Field Guide Level 1 / NQF 2 Course.
Opportunities can be found in the strangest places, Anika found hers in between the pages of a research paper which was EcoTraining. She fell in love with the idea of becoming a field guide and imparting knowledge about the plight of animals and nature around the world.
Since Laura was a little girl she dreamt of becoming a Field Guide. This is exactly what she decided to do as part of her Gap Year experience after graduating from High School in Switzerland.
The last Advanced Birding course was filled with exciting wildlife encounters and learning opportunities on the beautiful Mashatu Game Reserve. See what the students experienced in this photo blog.
“The reality is that these instinctive influences would have been a part of daily, world-wide, human survival in pre-historic times and in fact remain vital to some indigenous populations today.”
The Baobab tree is more than what meets the eye. It holds fascinating secrets very little people know of. Read more to discover the many interesting facts about a Baobab tree.
Samuel Japane, former student of EcoTraining was too determined to be defeated by life’s obstacles and today is the well-known bird man of the Outpost Centre. We interviewed Samuel on his new book ‘The Unlikely Birdman’ and this is what he has to say.
There are so many different reasons for people to take a year off. Some people might have just finished high school, others have come to a crossroad in their career paths or perhaps want to learn something new. With unlimited options to choose from – the choice is yours.
As the end of the first month of the 55-day Field Guide Course (NQF2) draws nearer, the anxiousness and excitement grows for our field guide students as they prepare for their assessment on their competence and knowledge of the various aspects and fauna and flora.
EcoTraining students receive the best credible work experience at reputable lodges across southern Africa.
A father and son team working together to celebrate the ordinary people doing an extraordinary job to protect our rhino’s – they refer to these people as The Wildlife Defenders
“You can´t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” The journey of Anna Katharina Raaben realising her dream of becoming a Professional Field Guide.