[MARMAM] Final Call for Applicants: WCA Responsible Whale Watching Guide Course

Eva Prendergast eva.prendergast at worldcetaceanalliance.org
Sun Feb 19 02:45:06 PST 2017


Dear MARMAM,

Please find our final call for applicants below:



*World Cetacean Alliance Responsible Whale Watching Guide Course *
This year, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is holding an intensive 5-day
training programme to become a certified WCA Responsible Whale Watching
Guide.

*Dates:* Monday 17th – Friday 21st April 2017
*Location:* WCA Headquarters, Brighton, UK


*WCA’s Responsible Whale Watching Guide Course*
The course will include:
* WCA Responsible Whale Watcher course and certification
* Lectures and training from seasoned professionals, including WCA CEO
Dylan Walker
* Workshops
* Guide training
* Data collection and feedback
* Practical activities, including boat work
* Final presentation/assessment

After successful completion of the course, participants will be given the
opportunity to gain experience with a chosen WCA Responsible Whale Watch
Tour Operator Partner in another country (*Europe, North America, Latin
America, Asia, Oceania, or Africa*) for a 2-6 month period, most likely
over the summer. The time spent and activities undertaken with a WCA
Responsible Whale Watch Tour Operator Partner vary depending on the partner
chosen. Some partners offer accommodation; others have options for cheap
accommodation nearby. The WCA will endeavour to place successful
participants with the most appropriate partner.

*Applications*
* Limited places available, so early application is strongly encouraged.
* Please send a full CV (maximum two pages) and a cover letter, including:
previous experience, why you would like to participate in the course and,
what you hope to achieve after completing the course to
projects at worldcetaceanalliance.org
* Applications will be open until 24th February, interviews will be held
1st/2nd March and places will be confirmed by 3rd March 2017.
* Successful applicants will receive a welcome pack, including a WCA
t-shirt.
* A participation fee of £350 is required from all successful candidates,
with a 10% discount for students and WCA members (£315).
* Accommodation and travel expenses must be covered by the participants,
but we can work with successful candidates to find something suitable.

To apply, please email Eva Prendergast at: *projects at worldcetaceanalliance.org
<projects at worldcetaceanalliance.org>*

For more information, please visit: http://worldcetaceanall
iance.org/2017/02/01/responsible-whale-watching-guide-course/

Thanks in advance!

Eva Prendergast

Eco-Volunteer/Project Manager

World Cetacean Alliance


*T* +44 (0)1273 355011

E eva.prendergast at worldcetaceanalliance.org
<dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org>

W www.worldcetaceanalliance.org <http://worldcetaceanalliance.org/>


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*The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is a Partnership of over 70 non-profit
organisations, whale and dolphin watching tour operators and individuals in
35 countries worldwide working collaboratively to protect cetaceans and
their habitats. World Cetacean Alliance, the Secretariat to the
Partnership, is a UK registered Charity no. 1160484. *

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