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Join our professional naturalist training course

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

Course Overview

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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? Or 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

Help creating a guided nature experience

Ecology

Taxonomy

Biomes

Botany and grasses

Arthropods

Amphibians

Reptiles

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 & Misc.

Module 15: The Art of Storytelling

Module 16: Hospitality Training

Module 17: First-Aid

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