Ecotour Guides Training
job that connects with nature
Ecotour guide training is a 3 days course aiming to train the guides for Peng Chau Ecotour. It offers both theories and practices aspects of ecotourism and is held on three consecutive Sundays.

The entire program consists of two in-class sections and one outdoor practice.After the completion of the program and the examination, participants will be awarded the ecotour guide certificate and formally be the ecotour guides of the GPCA. The guides will be subsidized HK$200-400 for each tour. Primary instruction in Cantonese, English materials are available.
Eco-tour Guide Training Details
Peng Chau Eco-tour Guide Training Content The United Nations declared 2002 The Year of Eco-tourism. The 21st century traveling is not merely for business and to shop, but also to enjoy and savor the history, local culture and ecology of traveling destinations. As a result of various countries' geography, climate, and natural environmental differences, there is a broad diversity of beauty, history, and culture for a traveler to sense, learn, and enjoy, so long as we observe carefully. Although small, Peng Chau has an extremely rich history, local culture and ecology.

Therefore in the last two year Green Peng Chau Association and their associates have gathered lots of information on the history, local culture and ecology in order to develop two eco-tour routes. This has provided the basics for Green Peng Chau Association's eco-tour guide training programme. In order to coordinate the Green Culture Island sustainable community development plan, Green Peng Chau Association has trained eco-tour guides, who love nature and appreciate the unique local history and culture, in order to promote tourism on Peng Chau and to provide employment opportunities for those with an interest in nature.
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Class 1
Introduction to Ecotourism
How tourism industry in the 21 century can tap in nature and culture resource Introduction to ecotourism on Peng Chau Island
Class 2
Ecology in Hong Kong
Ecology resources in Hong Kong and on Peng Chau Damage on ecology by urban development
Class 3
The history and culture of Peng Chau, Eco-route design
Understand the history and culture of Peng Chau Learn to design Eco routes
Class 4
Marine Ecology
Marine ecology and marine organisms in Hong Kong and in Peng Chau
Class 5
Birds and Insects
Techniques on bird-watching. Study of birds and insects in Hong Kong
Class 6
Plants and Geology
Plant species and geology on Peng Chau Island
Class 7
Tour leader training and nature appreciation
Techniques to lead a tour to appreciate nature
Class 8
Mountaineering and First Aids
Basic mountaineering and first Aids training. Certificates will be awarded by the session organizers.
Class 9
Written test, sharing on adventure counseling
Class 9.5
Practical test
A student have to take the test and lead a simulated eco-tour after the entire curriculum has been completed. Upon completion of the course and passing the teacher's verification, Green Peng will issue an eco-tour guide certificate and the new eco-tour guides may officially lead Green Peng Chau Association eco-tours. The eco-tour guides will be provided an allowance of HK$200 to HK$400 for each tour depending upon the size and other considerations.
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