2nd Batch of Nature Interpreters Completes the Basic Nature Interpretation Course
03 Nov 2010
The 2nd batch of Nature Interpreters have successfully completed a 4-day training and assessment course on Basic Nature Interpretation (BNI) for Nature Guiding conducted at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Organised by CUGE, this course aims to impart the basic concepts of Nature Interpretation, and the skills necessary for nature guides to plan, prepare and conduct a "thematic" nature experience. The participants worked in groups to research for information and present a guided walk along the South View Path in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve as their skills assessment site. This course was well received by participants from the private sector, mainly freelance tourist guides, academic staff from Republic Polytechnic and NParks staff.
Mr Abdul Kahlid, Assistant Director, School of Sports, Health and Leisure, Republic Polytechnic had this to say about the course: "I liked the progressive structure of building participants' confidence in nature interpretation and the experiences that were shared by trainers and participants. The trainers have made the learning conducive"
This list of Nature Interpreters who had successfully completed BNI can be found in the CUGE website here.