Nature Based Tourism

STARTS SEPTEMBER 20TH 2023

This program is the National Guide Certification training that meets the Ministry of Tourism,Investments and Aviation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs,requirements to become a licensed tour operator. The program has a strong birdwatch component
developed in partnership with the National Audubon Society.
It is designed to train participants to become nature guides and prepare them for sustainable work within tourism and outdoor education.Students will have both virtual theoretical and in-person practical application. Participants will develop the skills need to become basic bird guides and conduct interpretive nature tours throughout The Bahamas. The program has a strong science component where
students gain an understanding of fish biology and behavior and marine environment and conservation.

VIRTUAL CLASS SESSIONS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2023

Sessions include

  • BIRD RECOGNITION AND IDENTIFICATION
  • PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND TRADITIONAL USES
  • BUSINESS AND COMPUTER SKILLS
  • BASIC MARKETING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

and much more!

IN-PERSON PRACTICAL TRAINING BEGIN SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 FIELD SESSIONS ARE HELD ON WEEKENDS IN ANDROS

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

BAHAMA HOST CERTIFICATE,EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDERS

ENDORSED BY THE BAHAMAS:

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, MARINE RESOURCES AND FAMILY ISLAND AFFAIRS,MINISTRY OF TOURISM, INVESTMENTS AND AVIATION

IN PARNTERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

  • There are 13 skills and proficiency-based modules for this program.
  • Online Theory are 1 -2 hours evenings.
  • In person Field Practical and Emergency First Responder Training
  • Bahama Host offered online classes in evenings starting October 18 th 2023 – November 7 th 2023
  • Emergency First Responder Training in person

Submit a Government issued ID and other supporting documents such as recent passport sized photo,recent medical certificate and valid police record to admissions@bamsibahamas.edu.bs to begin the
registration process.

PRICE $750

This price is non refundable, non transferable and includes tuition, course materials and the following fees:

administrative, practical, technology, library, academic resources, external training and testing fees.

The fee does not include accommodations. Those requiring the same can contact office@bamsibahamas.edu.bs for a listing of available options.

Do not have the full payment right now? That's ok. We will work with you. Sign up for our payment program-please contact admissions for more information. Full payment must be made before course begins.

Do you already have valid certifications/licenses as those listed above? Please submit to admissions and consideration will be made on your final pricing.

Please pay online by clicking on the top right had button on the website "PAY" or click PAY HERE

Scholarship Opportunity

The Youth Empowerment Scholarship is an exciting new program designed to empower and enable eligible youth to achieve their passion and purpose within the industry.

AWARD AMOUNTS

The scholarship is a one-time contribution to their success in the Nature Guide Training program. Recipients are expected to maintain satisfactory attendance, participation, performance and provide feeback and testimonials of their learning journey and overall experience both during and upon successful completion of the program.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

A Bahamian citizen

Between the ages of 18 to 30 years

Enrolled in the Nature Guide Program In financial need and express a keen interest in the field

Application Deadline

Deadline for Applications for the 2023 scholarship cycle will be SEPTEMBER 8 TH 2023 at 12 noon. Recipients will be notified by SEPTEMBER 16 TH 2023.

Funding Guidelines

Funds are applied directly to the recipient’s BAMSI student account to help defray program cost. Funds are not sent to student’s personal bank account.

To Apply for the Youth Empowerment Scholarship, please CLICK HERE.

To apply for the SEPTEMBER 2023 NATURE GUIDE Training Course, please click on the green GET STARTED NOW button at the bottom.

 

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FEE REFUND POLICY:
Refund of fees will be made as outlined in the table below upon official withdrawal of a student from a programme of study at BAMSI, or the dropping of courses in the non-subsidized programme, or under other applicable circumstances:

  • To be official, withdrawal or dropping of courses must be in writing and submitted to the Registrar.
  • The date on which the withdrawal request is received by the Registrar will be used for computing any
    refund.
  • ‘Days of classes’ are days on which classes are scheduled.
  • No refunds of registration, administration and other fees expressly stated as being non-refundable.
  • If you are expelled or suspended, you will not be entitled to any refund of fees.

 

REFUND SCHEDULE

90% (less administration fee) 50% (less administration fee) No Refund
Before classes begin During first two days of classes  After 3rd day of class
Administration Fee - $300 Administration Fee - $300 -

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