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Online Nature Enthusiast Course

Evolve your love for nature on this FGASA Online Nature Enthusiast course. Get lectures from a diverse range of highly experienced EcoTraining instructors who are specialists in various fields within nature and wildlife.

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Guardian of nature

EcoTraining is committed to its mission of creating guardians of the natural world. In this course, you will learn about the essential elements of a functioning natural ecosystem. And the knowledge you gain will bring you one step closer to becoming a guardian of nature.

For seven weeks, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening, our expert instructors will teach you about the wonders of nature. The course examines 16 fascinating natural history subjects delivered in an easy and accessible style, via live online lectures.

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What to expect from the Online Nature Enthusiast Course

Subjects covered

Subjects covered during this course include: Geology; Weather and Climate; Basic ecology; Astronomy; Biomes of South Africa; Basic taxonomy; Botany and Grasses; Fish; Amphibians; Arthropods; Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Animal Behaviour (Ethology); Conservation Management; Historical Human Habitation.

Specialist instructors

Participants of this online course will receive lectures from a diverse range of specialist instructors, which will include: In-depth coverage of all modules; Scheduled Theory reviews; Live Q&A with the lecturer and other participants; Ongoing workbook support.

Sneak peek of the course

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Certification & accreditation

By enrolling in this Nature Enthusiast Course, EcoTraining will automatically register you with FGASA.

FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) represents individual Tourist Guides, Nature, Culture and Adventure guides, Wildlife Trackers, and organisations involved in offering professional guiding services to members of the public.

What you can expect to graduate with

Entry level requirements

Included in fees

  • Once off FGASA registration fee
  • Workbook
  • Learner Manuals
  • Live Lectures with specialist Instructors
  • Q&A sessions with lecturers and other participants
  • Workbook support

Course dates

21 August – 03 October 2024

Lectures are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6pm (GMT+2). Each session will be recorded and become available to all participants after the completion of each module.

FAQ about the Online Nature Enthusiast Course

EcoTraining is committed to its mission of creating guardians of the natural world. In this course, you will learn about the essential elements of a functioning natural ecosystem. And the knowledge you gain will bring you one step closer to becoming a guardian of nature.

For seven weeks, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening, our expert instructors will teach you about the wonders of nature. The course examines 16 fascinating natural history subjects delivered in an easy and accessible style, via live online lectures.

Have more questions? Check out our general FAQ page or get in touch for more information.

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