Life after EcoTraining
“Our task is not to get back to nature, but to give back to nature. How about half of our hearts, half of our language and our thoughts?”
– Ian McCallum
EcoTraining’s foundation was built on our specialist naturalist instructors and our passionate course participants. Below are some epic fireside stories about people making a difference to wildlife and conservation after attending an EcoTraining course.
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From the very first time I set foot in South Africa, I knew I had come home. Perhaps not in the literal meaning of the word, but it was something I felt in my very being. My soul, never quite at peace, felt awash with relief that it had at last found a place to belong.
After almost six months of training across four different reserves in South Africa and Botswana, it was finally time for our group to disperse on their highly-anticipated internships. For my part, turning up at a beautiful 4* lodge in the northern Kruger, I was a heady mix of anxious and excited.
It was mid-October 2020, and the email in front of me was from HR. Cost-saving measures began, like so many others before it this year. I felt that familiar ache shoot up into my shoulders as I imagined more furloughs or even redundancies in an already stretched department. But the request form below was new…
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