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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." 

"An adventure!"


"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 $340 which covers all required classes and field trips.  Registration fees for individual classes are $25 and field trips are $45 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

Fall Schedule 2015 (Subject to Change)

Evening Classes, 6-9 p.m.

9/1 Business Basics

9/3 Weather and Tides

9/8 North Florida Trees

9/10 Interpretive Guiding

9/15 Business Startup Financial/Legal Issues

9/17 Marketing Your Business

9/24 Geological Features

9/29 Marketing Your Business Through Web  Pages

10/1 Marketing Your Business Through Social Media

10/7 Wakulla Landscape

10/8 Ecosystems Workshop  

10/13 Local Mammals and Reptiles

10/15 Birds and Butterflies of the Region

10/20 Accessibility & Inclusion in Nature Based Tours

11/5 Florida Archeology and Pre-History

11/10 Final Presentations/Graduation (Free)

Field Trips, times vary
9/6  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Kayak Field Trip on St. Marks River
9/19  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. River Ecosystems/Tree Identification at Wakulla Springs State Park
9/20  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Nature Photography
9/27  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Leon Sink Holes Geological Guided Tour
10/4 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour
10/11 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sea Life at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
10/18 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Birds and Butterflies Field Trip at t Fort San Marcos
10/24 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wilderness First Aid I

10/25 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wilderness First Aid II
11/1 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. History, Archeology and Geology at Wakulla Sinks
11/8  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wakulla Histor at Historic Society Museum

Contact Information

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