[MARMAM] Marine Interpretation Workshop at ECS Conference

Deborah Benham deborah.benham at wdcs.org
Mon Apr 2 08:12:42 PDT 2007

Dear Marmam
There are limited places still available at the Marine Interpretation and Training of Marine Guides workshop at the European Cetacean Society conference in Spain (April 26th). Places are limited and the pre-registration deadline for the workshop is April 5th. Please let me know if you would be interested in attending.
We are also looking for a couple more people to present at this workshop. I'd therefore like to encourage those of you who'd like to attend and who have experience working as a marine interpreter and/or marine guide, or training interpreters and guides to send me abstracts for a short (10 minute) presentation on your experiences.  I think it would be particularly interesting to look at why we think interpretation and marine guides are important in the whale and dolphin watching industry, how we think the quality of interpretation could be improved and what training needs to be offered/developed to ensure we provide high quality interpretation that adds education and conservation value to whale and dolphin watching activities. If you would be willing to give a presentation please send me an abstract by the end of this week (April 6th).   
I'd also like to hear what you hope to get from the workshop. What issues are you interested in hearing about and discussing? What do you hope to take away with you?
I will be away  from April 13th and will then go straight to the conference.  Therefore, please send me any correspondance regarding the workshop before April 12th
Deborah Benham
Dr Deborah Benham
Project Officer
Dolphin Space Programme
PO Box 5890
IV36 1WY
Tel: 07921 106144
The Dolphin Space Programme is an accreditation scheme for wildlife tour boats in the Moray Firth, Scotland. It is overseen by a steering group comprising VisitScotland, the Wildlife Tour Boat Operators' Society, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, the Northern Constabulary, Grampian Police, The Highland Council, Inverness Harbour Trust, the Maritime Coastguard Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage.
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