When

Friday, December 31, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Where

Zoom Platform: "Live” virtual classes weekly on Tuesdays JANUARY 25 - MARCH 15 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

In Person: Spring Field Trip April 2nd or April 9th (tentative dates based on venue availability and weather predictions).

If you are Military, Student, Partner Agency, or Recertifying, please contact Jessica Steelman for your PROMO code. (Contact Information below).

 

Contact

Jessica Steelman 
Course Facilitator, A-NPDC
course@virginiaecotours.org
 

2022 Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide Course Registration 

"Live” virtual classes weekly on Tuesdays JANUARY 25 - MARCH 15 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Successful students will meet participation requirements, pass quizzes, submit a final project, & attend a field trip on Saturday April 2nd or April 9th. (Please note event dates listed under the "When" section are incorrect).

This eight-week class, offered “live” online will provide successful students with certification credentials to lead their own Ecotours in coastal Virginia and 3 CEUs processed by Rappahannock Community College and Eastern Shore Community College. The class focuses on aspects of ecotourism, including: ecosystem science, customer service, business marketing, interpretation skills, culture, and natural history. Fee includes mandatory spring field trip hosted in one of the coastal regions.

Guest speaker presentations will be incorporated into the course along with active discussion. Interpretive materials and resources for the course will be provided. In order to qualify for ecotourism certification, CPR & First Aid Certification is required and can be obtained at the student’s convenience.

The Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide Course is proud to partner with the Virginia Green Travel Program! In conjunction with this partnership, individuals and the tour businesses that they operate are also recognized as Virginia Green Travel Partners, committed to supporting sustainable tourism and minimizing the environmental impacts of their operations. #VWT #VirginiaWaterTrails