European Wilderness Education School

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Wilderness Guide - Desert Level 2 WGA

Ecoregion: Continental / Subtropical - Deserts
Plan, organize, equip, and safely implement a multi-day (typically 7 or more days) desert expedition; in environments which may include mountainous areas, stone or sand desserts, dry forest systems, semi saline marshlands or river deltas.   
*note: work accordingly local laws and professional guiding legal requirements

Skills of a Desert Guide:
- guide groups on demanding expeditions in wilderness areas 
- organize a travel or expedition on international level with a length of more then 7 days   
- train and prepare participants within its professional profile 
- be aware of technical, mental and physical condition of participants at any time 
- apply adequate techniques in order to minimize environmental impacts 
- understand and transmit local social and cultural behaviour 
- interpretate and share knowledge on local flora & fauna  

The following requirements must be approved before the candidate is allowed to take part in the practical module 3 (Namibia):

- Participation in all practical tasks and field trips, including preparation and follow-up work.
- Work requirements, reports and any type of follow-up work included in every course. The lecturer will decide what type of work will be carried out in relation to every course.
- Planning, implementation and presentation of group projects.

1. Introduction module – 2018 - May
A 10-day course delivered in a semi-virtual and home study modality.
Location: Spain (Doñana and Tabernas)

2. Practical module – June, 2018

A 8- days intensive instructor-led on-site training and self-training activities. 

Location: Sahara, Marocco 

3. Practical module – November, 2018

A 15- days intensive instructor-led on-site training and self-training activities. 

Location: Namibia

4. Final project

- Aged 18 years or older 
- Intermediate level of English
- Level 1 WGA training or similar
- Level 1 qualification level/proven experience and training

After the specific training modules a training period is required and participants are assessed to obtain the W.G.A. level certification.