This is an eight-week non-credit course offered online with computer and internet access required. The course will provide successful students with certification credentials to lead their own Ecotours. The class will focus on the aspects of ecotourism, including 'leave no trace' principles, ecosystem science, customer service, essential guiding skills, culture, and natural history.
Guest speakers' recorded presentations will be incorporated into the course. Active discussion between course facilitator and participants is encouraged and required. Interpretive materials and resources for the course will be provided. In order to qualify for ecotourism certification, Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aid Certification is required.