Guiding in Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Introduction

This guide development program is the most comprehensive training program for tour leaders, eco-guides, park rangers and educators working as guiding in Safaris,  Zoos, Wildlife Parks, Aquariums, Biodomes, Natural reserves, and Conservation and Environmental agencies. The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to interpret wildlife in an informative and engaging manner and to raise guests’ awareness of the threats facing our ecosystems. Hence gaining guests sympathy and inspiring and empowering them into conservation action

Target Audience

Tour guides, eco guides, park rangers, educators, and animal keepers delivering talks, shows, activities, and tours in:
zoos, wildlife parks, safaris, aquariums, botanical gardens, desert and marine conservation reserves, biodomes, conservation, and environmental agencies

Accreditation

Participants will receive a Level 3 Accredited Certificate upon the successful completion of all tasks and assessments of the program. A certificate is accredited by ncfe, a leading British awarding organization

Key Learning Areas

The Make of Interpretive Experiences

Mastering the art of interpretation

Knowing and managing your audience

Developing content

Communicating to enlighten and inspire

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

How to deal with challenging situations