Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Learn how to be a "Wildlife Conservation Trainer" - NCSA/SF course for young nature lovers

Nature Conservation Society Amravati and Satpuda Foundation have launched a joint programme for young conservationists to become professional "Wildlife Conservation Trainers." Interested young nature lovers would be given an opportunity to learn training techniques under experts like Kishor Rithe, Prof. Nishikant Kale, Prof. Prakash Laddha and Dr. G.N. Vankhede. Specialised training would be given while conducting different training programmes for CBSE school students in Melghat. Young nature lovers can apply for this programme.

If selected, you would be provided an opportunity to participate in the training programme. You will get a certificate of completion at the end of the programme. If the person undergoes at least 4 such training programmes, we will assess them and award them the certificate as a "Wildlife Conservation Trainer". We will also provide these qualified trainers an opportunity to work with NCSA and SF in arranging several training programmes for us in the Satpuda Landscape for which they will also receive honorarium along with travel and other expenses.

Topics covered in the training course:

1) How to conduct a nature study camp
2) How to guide nature walks - exlaining bio-diversity importance properly.
3) How to conduct different nature games
4) Ample knowledge about hard-core conservation issues through lectures of experts
5) How to conduct different field assignments (on conservation and livelihood issues)
6) Time management and activity management
7) Jungle ethics, discipline required for sustainable living
8) Ways of giving back something to the earth

You should have completed your graduation (in any branch) but MUST have a passion to become a wildlife conservation trainer.

The training fees:
The training fees for trainees would be only Rs.500 per course. This includes mainly their food expenses. They need to bear their own travel and other expenses. Free accommodation and training material.

Dates for course:
Apply for February and March training programmes as follows -

1 Feb-6 Feb 2010
15 Feb-20 Feb 2010
22 Feb to 27 Feb 2010
12 March to 16 March 2010

Selection: The applicants should contact - Rajashree Khalap (rajashree.khalap@gmail.com), Manish Sawankar (manish.sawankar@gmail.com) and Dinesh Kothari (dineshkothari1@gmail.com) and submit their applications. We encourage electronic communication only. The applicants would be informed about their selection in six working days from the date of their application.

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