Module 1

The Making of Interpretive Experiences...

Module 2

Mastering the art of interpretation...

Module 3

Knowing and managing your audience...

Module 4

Developing the right content...

Module 5

Communicating effectively...

TypeOnline Course
DateFeb 23, 2019
Price$510

Introduction

The Eco Guide development program is the most comprehensive training program for tour leaders, park rangers and educators working in Zoos, Safaris, Wildlife Parks, Aquariums, Natural reserves, Conservation and Environmental agencies.  The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to raise guests’ awareness, establish emotional links and interpret wildlife in an informative and engaging manner, hence inspiring and empowering guests into conservation action

 

Target Audience

Tour guides, rangers, educators, and tour and activity operators delivering experiences in:
zoos, wildlife parks, safari parks, aquariums, nature reserves, botanical gardens, desert and marine conservation reserves, Conservation and Environmental agencies… and more

Accreditation

Participants will receive a Level 2 Accredited Certificate upon the successful completion of all tasks and assessments of the program. Certificate is accredited by ncfe, a leading British awarding organization

Key Learning Areas

The Making of Interpretive Experiences

Mastering the art of interpretation

Knowing and managing your audience

Developing the right content

Communicating effectively

Here is what you will learn in this course

How to interpret wildlife

How to deliver conservation messages in an engaging manner

How to use different interpretation techniques to address different learning styles

How to organize information in an effective and structured manner.

How to develop key messages and map them to the content of the tour

How to use storytelling techniques to deliver conservation messages

How to develop in depth knowledge of the factors that are threatening wildlife

How to use different techniques to engage guests

How to use props and biofacts to enrich the audience’s perspective of wildlife

Course Curriculum

Module 1The Making of Interpretive Experiences...Preview

The Making of Interpretive Experiences

Identifying the three stages of interpretive experiences

Module 2Mastering the art of interpretation...Preview

Mastering the art of interpretation

Interpreting wildlife

Relating experiences to participants’ lives

Delivering conservation messages in an engaging manner

Identifying means and methods to empower guests

Module 3Knowing and managing your audience...Preview

Knowing and managing your audience

Identifying what influences the interpretive experience

Satisfying guests’ basic and higher needs

Using different interpretation techniques to address needs

Using interpretation techniques that are age appropriate

Module 4Developing the right content...Preview

Developing the right content

Organizing information in an effective manner

Developing key messages and mapping them to content

Selecting and using appropriate information when creating content

Using story telling techniques to deliver messages

Developing in depth knowledge of factors threatening wildlife

Module 5Communicating effectively...Preview

Communicating effectively

Communicating effectively with guests

Using your voice to communicate effectively with guests

Using body language to communicate effectively with guests

using different techniques to engage guests

Using props to enrich audience perspective of wildlife

Using inquiry to encourage active learning

Dealing with challenging situations when they arise