[MARMAM] World Cetacean Alliance Responsible Whale Watching Guide Course

Dylan Walker dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org
Fri Jun 9 10:05:06 PDT 2017


*Dear colleagues,*

This July, 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 July 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; Ian Rowlands from WhaleFest and Gina Gow from Incredible
Oceans
* Workshops
* Guide training
* Data collection and feedback
* Practical activities, including boat work
* Final presentation/assessment

After successful completion of the course, participants will be placed on a
database of qualified guides from where WCA Partner whale watching
companies, NGO's, and affiliates will be able to select suitable candidates
for internship and guiding opportunities. Any successful placement will be
subject to the terms and conditions of the WCA Partner or affiliate.



*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 23rd June, and places will be confirmed
by 28 June 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 Lynne Burrell at: *projects at worldcetaceanalliance.org
<projects at worldcetaceanalliance.org>*

Regards,

Dylan Walker


Chief Executive Officer


*World Cetacean Alliance *


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organisations, whale and dolphin watching tour operators and individuals in
40 countries worldwide working collaboratively to protect cetaceans and
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