Naturalist Training Program

Join our professional naturalist training course

If you are interested in joining the next PRONAT course write to us at enquiry@pugdundeesafaris.com
 
PRONAT is a thirty day program that focuses intensely to elevate passionate nature enthusiasts into professional naturalist with knowledge on the above. With the completion of this course the course participants will be ready to get inducted as trainee or lodge naturalists in nature based tourism sector. The thirty day program offers.

  • Course delivery from subject experts
  • Excellent opportunity of peer learning
  • First hand exposure to the actual life of a naturalist
  • Coaching on soft skills
  • Certificate of accomplishment

Have you been longing to gain scientific knowledge about forests and creatures- big and small?
Have you been looking to give boost to your career as a professional guide/conservationist?
Maybe you wish to quit the routine and experience the distantly fascinating life in natural settings?

Hawks by Profession

Professional naturalist and field guide courses are essential for those wanting to pursue a conservation-orientated career, including the life skills and discipline needed for nature reserve jobs or work as a professional field guide or a wildlife tour leader. For those with experience of wildlife tourism/education qualification in hospitality/environment science PRONAT will help the prospects in evolving their skills into professional requirements of the tourism industry.

Hawks by Character

Explorers and enthusiasts who wish to learn about Indian Wildlife or kick start their career as nature guides and lodge naturalist are most welcome. The enriching experience of peer learning and professional guidance while living in a remote boot camp could be a life changing experience. To those who are looking to ditch the routine city life, PRONAT will provide quintessential technique for inculcating new hobbies like specie identification, star gazing or interpreting tracks and signs!

As a stepping stone into the world of natural systems, diversity in subjects has been at the core of the course design. Candidates will be provided introduction to the following subjects-

  • Field guiding as a profession
  • Reptiles
  • Help creating a guided nature experience
  • Ecology
  • Taxonomy
  • Biomes
  • Botany and grasses
  • Arthropods
  • Amphibians
  • Fish
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Animal behavior
  • Conservation management
  • Geology & Astronomy
  • Weather and climate etc;

Participants may also be involved in specific conservation projects such as

  • Community outreach experiences with the local community
  • Camera trapping and volunteering
  • Tracks & Signs and animal tracking
Module 1 Mammals
Module 2 Birds
Module 3 Trees
Module 4 Butterflies & Moths
Module 5 Dragonflies & Damselflies
Module 6 Arthropods/Insects
Module 7 Reptiles
Module 8 Amphibians
Module 9 Fishes
Module 10 Tracks & Signs
Module 11 Understanding background and role of a guide
Module 12 Understanding guest and their expectation
Module 13 Techniques of Guiding and the guiding sequence
Module 14 Visual Aids, Behavioural Aspects, Do’s and Don’ts
Module 15: The Art of Storytelling
Module 16: Hospitality Training
Module 17: First-Aid

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