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Be a Tour Guide

Ecotourism is now a major sector of the tourist industry world wide.

Significant numbers of people travel to see nature; whether in constructed displays (e.g. zoos, safari parks, museums) or in the wilderness.

Tour guides and interpretation officers present talks, conduct tours, answer questions -generally communicating information about the natural world to the ecotourists in their charge.

The job of an ecotour guide may sometimes require very highly skilled and qualified persons; or someone with a more basic knowledge of what they are presenting. Whatever the case, they do need to know their subject and how to present it.

Many ecotour guides start out as volunteers. Others start by undertaking a courses in Ecotourism, Environmental Science or a related field.

If this is a career that interests you, any or several of the following may be a good first step:

  • Learn about either animals or plants - particularly how to identify different types.
  • Undertake an ecotour guide course.
  • Join clubs or societies (e.g. Bird watching club, Wilderness Society, etc.)
  • Join a volunteer or friends program at a zoo, wildlife park or aquarium.

Learn more with ACS

We offer a great range of ecotour, wildlife and environmental courses. Develop your knowledge of different plants, and animals, as well as your knowledge and skills in dealing with natural environments - equipping yourself properly, navigating, dealing with emergency situations and much more.

A selection of links to our courses and directories are shown at the foot of this page. If you want to know more about studying with ACS, study options, or different courses available to suit your interests or career goals - get in touch with our specialist tutors today. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and will be happy to help you.

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