Green Guide Certification Program
Ever dream of a job where your office has a view of the great outdoors? Or even better, where your office is IN the great outdoors? If so, the Green Guide Certification course is one path you will want to explore.
The 90-hour certification course, mixed with both classroom and field trip experiences, is designed for job seekers looking for employment in a nature-based field or entrepreneurs interested in starting a nature-based business.
The course is designed to:
- Enable guides to provide clients with environmentally and socially responsible nature-based experiences
- Educate business owners and employees on resource sustainability
- Create a nature-centered network of guides and program participants
- Provide accurate information and incorporate up-to-date knowledge and best practices for resource use and conservation
Individual classes and field trips are also perfect for those who simply wish to learn more about the environment in which we live.
95% of Green Guide students rated the classes as excellent or very good. 97% would recommend the classes to others.
Here's what former students have to say about the Green Guide Certification classes...
"Excellent! I learned so much!"
"This is one of the most exciting classes I have ever taken."
"This course changed my life."
Experience your own awesome adventure and register for Green Guide classes today!
Individual classes and field trips may be taken separately or as part of the certification program.
Registration fee for the 90-hour certification course is $320 which covers all required classes and field trips. Registration fees for individual classes are $20 and field trips are $40 each.
Classes meet at the TCC Wakulla Center, 2932 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville.
Ready to enroll in the certification course, a class or a field trip? Apply and register. For information call (850) 922-6290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TENTATIVE Fall Schedule 2014 (Subject to Change)
Evening Classes, 6-9 p.m.
9/2 Business Basics
9/4 Ecosystems Workshop
9/9 Marketing Your Ecotourism Business
9/11 North Florida Trees
9/16 Interpretive Guiding
9/18 Weather and Tides
9/23 Wakulla Landscape
9/25 Florida Archaeology and Pre-history
9/30 Local Mammals and Reptiles
10/2 Geological Features
10/7 Marketing Your Business Through Web Pages and Social Media
10/14 Accessibility and Inclusion in Nature Based Tours
10/16 Birds and Butterflies of the Region
10/21 Ethical Tourism/Nature Based Rules and Regulations
10/23 Nature Based Businesses Panel
10/28 Business Startup Financial/Legal Issues
11/4 Final Presentations/Graduation (Free)
Field Trips, most 1-5 p.m.
9/7 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip.
9/13 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Kayak Field Trip
9/21 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. River Ecosystems/Tree ID Field Trip
9/28 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Historical and Cultural Sites Field Trip
10/5 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Forest Field Trip I - Leon Sink Hole
10/12 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Nature Photography
10/19 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Birds and Butterflies Field Trip
10/25 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. FSU Marine Lab Field Trip
10/26 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sea life at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
11/2 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Forest Field Trip II - Wakulla Sinkholes