Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The EcoQuest course, presented by EcoTraining. A call to action.



 #worldrangerday and by extension
#worldfieldguideday is celebrated on the 31st of July.
And what better way to celebrate than to consider
becoming one?


Are you uncertain about making a career change?
Why not start off with an EcoQuest course
offered by EcoTraining?
The simplistic answer is because it exists...
But there is more to this course than meets the eye.
So, what does the course cover?

Some of the USP's...
The EcoQuest courses can be tailored to suit individuals or groups.
Depending on your time constraints,
participants can sign up for either a 7 or 14-day course.
Do you have a speciality that you would like to highlight?
Let EcoTraining structure your course time to focus on that.
The curriculum is broad-based to encompass much of what
the other EcoTraining courses have to offer.
It is immersive, in as much as all the EcoTraining camps are unfenced.
And it is designed to be educational...
and walking into a large Golden Orb Spider web can be seen as just that!

Time in the bush is not always about dangerous game species 
and encounters with those that have teeth, claws and horns.
It is also about taking time to appreciate
how there are many different inhabitants that makeup an eco-system.
And by doing so, they all contribute to the total well being.
These Matabele (Whistling ants) feed only on termites.
Spending time with the column as they head out or return from
a raiding party is both informative and educational.

Did you know that there are 171000 species of fungi/mushrooms in South Africa?
Well, you can find out more about some of those on the
 walks from the various EcoTraining camps where this course is presented.
Luckily, most of the species found in South Africa are edible
but it does help to know which might be poisonous for human consumption.

Each of the EcoTraining camps in South Africa, 
Selati, Karongwe and Makuleke are situated in different biomes.
Thus making the vegetation very different. 

What does the EcoQuest course cover?
The course consists of drives, walks and lectures.
Each of which covers flora, fauna as well as tracking
and spoor identification.


Walking back to camp as the sun set.
A perfect ending to a day filled with exciting new experiences.
Make the most of this opportunity.
Contact EcoTraining today:

Listen to what Anton Lategan, MD of EcoTraining has to say
about the company and their ethos.
And then follow his call to action and sign up!
https://soundcloud.com/david-batzofin/in-conversation-with-anton-lategan


This is the EcoTraining mission statement... 
1] Vision: To be the global leader in environmental education
 by reconnecting people with nature...
For me, the most important part of
  that statement is the word *reconnecting
2] Mission: To provide inspirational & immersive learning experiences
 for professional safari guides and guardians of nature
and finally...
3] Values: Inspire. Professionalism. Caring and Accountability.
Are you ready to make a commitment to yourself and your future?
If so, then visit their website for more information:


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