Sprecial Pre-season Knysna - I - Course

19th November 2012
DATE OF COURSE: TUESDAY 11 December and Thursday 13 December 2012
 
VENUE: SEAFORD HOUSE, No 247 Thesen Hill, Upper Central Knysna (next to Falcon View Manor)
DURATION:  Over 14 hours, 2 full days 
TIMES:First session: 09H00 - 12H30 / 12h30 – 13H00 lunch (provided) / Second session: 13H00 – 16H30                COURSE FEE: Knysna Tourism members: R450.00 pp Includes: training / facilitator fee, copy of course manual, certificate, refreshments, light lunch X 2, VAT
 
COURSE CONTENTS
 
THEORY
 -  Importance of knowing the correct facts about your town and area;
-  Demographics and population dynamics of the area;
-  Tourism and environmental awareness;
-  Economic activities;
-  What does tourism mean to our area?;
-  Defining eco-tourism;
-  Natural resources / conservation;
-  General knowledge: find out what you never knew about your area;
-  Cultural diversity / heritage of the area;
-  Geography (geology, map reading / orientation – getting to know Knysna / Sedgefield & surrounds);
-  History:
                        - People history - cultural & economic;
- Natural history:
                        - Flora biomes of the area (temperate rainforests / fynbos);
                        - Estuarine / wetland / forest / riverine eco-systems;
- Animals / birds / fish endemic to this area;
- Customer relations.
 
PRACTICAL
- worksheets;
- group work;
- visit to Knysna museums.
 
 Participants will each receive a certificate of participation endorsed by Knysna Tourism.
 
The course will be presented by:
-          Debbie Stanley from Eco Ed - an experienced educator / tour guide & facilitator in the Garden Route, and
-          Hatti Thesen (Eco-Ed) - born in Knysna and passionate about the history of the area, with an in-depth knowledge on the endemic fauna.
 
For questions relating to course content, or to book your space, contact Debbie Stanley (ECO-ED: 078 526 7733) or Glendyrr Fick (KT: 044 382 5510), e-mail : eco-ed@cyberperk.co.za  or development@knysna-info.co.za 
 
Limited space, so book now!
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