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Ecotourism Tour Guiding Online Course

Online

Subject: Travelling

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The purpose of ecotourism is to foster an appreciation of nature and culture while promoting conservation, supporting sustainable community development, minimizing tourism's negative impacts, and providing for the active, beneficial involvement of local communities. Ecotourism is also committed to sustainable operations and environmentally sound practices.

Gain the skills necessary to:

sucessfully and safely...

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The purpose of ecotourism is to foster an appreciation of nature and culture while promoting conservation, supporting sustainable community development, minimizing tourism's negative impacts, and providing for the active, beneficial involvement of local communities. Ecotourism is also committed to sustainable operations and environmentally sound practices.

Gain the skills necessary to:

sucessfully and safely organise and conduct ecotourism activities
learn to interpret your local flora and fauna and more.

Lessons:

There are 10 lessons as follows:

1. Ecotourism Basics -
Definition of ecotourism
Negative ecotourism
Ecotourist profile
Administrative concerns
Safety

2. Interpretive Services in Ecotourism -
Interpretation as a key element of ecotourism
Interpretation techniques
Sign design

3. Ecology and Conservation -
Definition of ecology
Ecosystem function
The web of life
Habitat and niche
Humans in the environment

4. Plant and Animal Classification and Identification -
Classification of organisms
Basic taxonomy
Using keys for identification
Other methods of identification

5. Geology/Geomorphology -
Types of rocks
Types of minerals
Soils
Soil formation
Soil classification

6. Interpreting Aquatic Environments -
Marine environments
Freshwater environments
Fish
Shells
Crustaceans

7. Interpreting Land Environments -
Introduction to interpreting land environments
Relevance of interpreting land environments

8. Planning an Ecotour -
Destination
Transportation
Accommodation

9. Ecotour Displays -
Design concepts
Zoo design techniques

10. Leading an Ecotour -
Advertising
Group preparation
Planning the tour
Group surveys for feedback

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Course Code: BTR301
Duration: 100 hours
Qualification: Certificate
Exam: Optional

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This session is taught online

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

Online

Price: $693.00

 

Notes:

International: $630.00 AUD
Australia: $693.00 AUD
(Includes GST)


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Careerline Courses is an online school delivering education and networking opportunities no matter where in the world you are.
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