- Be friendly and humble
- Take advise and set boundaries and know your boundaries and know when to give people space
- It can be tough. Especially at the start. So much to take in, but if you keep going and enjoy it, then everything comes naturally. As for the people you are with, whether you like them at the time or not, they become family!
- Work Hard and Take notes always! Do not leave any paperwork until the last minute.
- Focus on why you are here, and not everything else.
- Stay motivated and push through it. It is worth it in the end.
- Respect the instructors and fellow students and enjoy learning about every aspect of the bush.
- Get clarity on deliverables at the start of the course.
- Don’t get into the bottleneck of assessments.
- Try not to get involved in petty rows. Be patient.
October 1, 2015
Top 10 tips on how to cope on an EcoTraining course
We were one of the first companies to conduct formal training programmes for nature guides. We are known in the industry as the pioneers and leaders in field guide and nature training. We started in 1993 with a mission to raise the standard of guiding in Africa. EcoTraining is the oldest field guide training company in Africa.