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
Botany and grasses
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