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
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.