Interpretive Wilderness Guide Course 

 

(Romania April 2023)

This innovative guide training course is an essential part of the vision of WeWilder and EWES for the Bison Hillock in the Țarcu Mountains, the second bison rewilding site in Romania. Over the past decade, WWF Romania, Rewilding Europe and the local community of Armeniș, have been working together to create a stable free-roaming population of European bison in this area which forms one of the last remaining wilderness strongholds in Europe. 

We invite you to partake in its future by participating in this unique course, sharing your knowledge and experience with others, while getting certified as a professional wilderness guide. This will provide you with a firm foundation to join and support the nature guiding industry in Europe. It is also a unique chance to gain first-hand experience in community engagement and ethical wilderness guiding in an iconic rewilding area in Europe from the hands of some of Europe’s top Wilderness Instructors. 

By combining the necessary technical skills necessary in the wilderness, with the soft skills needed to create memorable experiences for guests – this course offers you insights and training in wilderness expedition, survival practices, wildlife observation, interpretative guiding and hospitality, while also focusing on personal development and (re)connection with nature. 

After successfully completing this course you will receive an official certification of the European Wilderness Education School (EWES) and are well on your way for the Wilderness Guide Certification Level 1 as certified by the Wilderness Guides Association (WGA).

 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Awareness  and consciousness on personal growth
  • Natural leadership and self-care
  • Transmission of sustainable practices to minimize environmental impacts
  • Being a key figure and communicator in social/culturally sensitive situations.
  • Understanding of participant’s behavior and apply leadership techniques efficiently in order to manage group dynamics
  • Plan, evaluate risks and execute multi day activities in wilderness areas
  • Survival and other outdoor skills relevant to specific environments
  • Business development relevant to the work field
  • Skills and knowledge building necessary to deliver meaningful experiences around rewilding and wild nature in the iconic Bison Hillock in the Southern Carpathians, Romania 
  • Push your comfort zone and deepen your own connection to nature 
  • Full immersion in interpretive guiding, hospitality, wilderness experience and rewilding

COURSE STRUCTURE

1
PART 1

ONLINE CLASSES 
5 days of classes (3 hours/day) remote learning.

Introduction, navigation, risk management, go prepared protocol

5
DAYS
2
PART 2

 HOSPITALITY AND INTERPRETATIVE GUIDING
  Tented camp Bison Hillock.

       Tarcu Mountains, Romania.

6
DAYS
3
PART 3

ADVANCED SURVIVAL EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE
Expedition sleeping in improvised shetler, 

Tarcu Mountains, Romania.

5
DAYS

DATES AND PRICES
SEASON 2022

TOTAL COURSE PRICE & DATES

April 2023

2.450€

* GROUP MINIMUM/MAXIMUM 6/10 PERSONS

PARTNERS

 


Wewilder is a WWF Panda Labs prototypethat evolved from the pioneering wilderness experiences developed by WWF Romania with the local bison hillock association, in cooperation with Rewilding Europe and the European Safari Company. Wewilder is operating as a social enterprise partnership between WWF Romania and local community members.

 

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