The training workshop titled “Caribbean Birding Trail Interpretive Guide Training Program” is part of the Caribbean Birding Trail Project, an initiative of the regional non-profit Birds Caribbean.
The purpose of the project is to promote nature-based, authentic experiences that engage visitors and locals with the unique birds of the Caribbean and connect them to the extraordinary places, diverse cultures and people of each island including St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The workshop will cover all the topics related to building a sustainable tourism market in SVG that focuses on birds, nature and heritage.
MODULES TO BE COVERED
All About Birds
– Bird tourism market
– Bird identification & Guiding Techniques
– Ecology & Diversity of Birds in the Grenadines
– What is interpretation and how does it relate to being a guide
– How to develop and lead an interpretive tour
– Effective storytelling; what and how to share with your group participants
Caribbean Birding Trail (CBT)
– What is the Caribbean Birding Trail and what can it do for tourism in the Grenadines?
– How does the CBT relate to both economic development and bird conservation?
The Training Package Includes:
Five-day professional training in bird guiding and environmental interpretation, which will include ample time in the field practicing skills.
Training workbook and materials (e.g., field guides)
A pair of 8 x 42 waterproof binoculars
Daily lunch and refreshments
Field trip transportation
A Workshop Fee of $200USD + room and board (if needed) is to be provided by successful applicants – a limited number of scholarships will be available.
Funding support is being provided by KfW German Development Bank through Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the Marshall Reynolds Foundation, BirdsCaribbean and Optics for the Tropics.
Expression of Interest Deadline: April 1st 2018
For persons and organisations that are interested in this great eco-tourism training initiative, please feel free to express your interest by April 1st, 2018 to [email protected] or call 1-784-485-8779 (Brianna Pierre) for more information.