[MARMAM] 2018 WCA Responsible Whale Watching Guides Courses

Dylan Walker dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org
Wed Mar 21 03:25:39 PDT 2018

Dear Marmamers,

This year, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is holding three intensive
5-day training courses to become a certified WCA Responsible Whale Watching
Guide or Marine Educator. The dates of the three courses are outlined below.


Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May 2018 (Whale Watch Course)

Monday 13th August to Friday 17th August 2018 (Whale Watch Course)

Monday 10th September to Friday 14th September (Marine Educators Course)

*Location:* WCA Headquarters, Brighton, UK

*WCA’s Responsible Whale Watching Guide Course*

Course modules will include:

* Cetacean research onboard whale watching platforms (including citizen
science initiatives)
* Science interpretation and conservation messaging
* Communication and presentation skills training
* Responsible whale watching standards - understanding boat operators and

The courses will include:

* WCA Responsible Whale Watcher course and certification
* Lectures and training from seasoned professionals
* Educational Activities
* Guide training
* Practical activities
* Final presentation/assessment

After successful completion of the course, participants will be placed on a
database of qualified guides from where WCA Partners 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.

*Reserve your place*

For more info go to:


* Limited places available, so early application is strongly encouraged.


Dylan Walker

Chief Executive Officer

World Cetacean Alliance

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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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