Certified Nature Guide

what the program covers

who is this course for

This course  is for local guides eager to gain practical, hands-on approaches to basic natural history, nature interpretation and flora/fauna ID . Prior knowledge of local species and some spoken English is preferred, but not indispensable.

what will you learn

  • Basics of Nature Guiding 
  • Interpretation 101
  • Basic Flora & Fauna Identification 
  • Managing Guest Experience
  • Safety & Risk Management

Earn an industry lauded certificate

You will receive a Govt Of India vocational skill certificate on successfully  completing the course. The course is accredited by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and/or the Tourism Hospitality Skills Council (THSC). Certificates will also be eligible for academic credit as per NSQF UGC Scheme. More >>>

Prepare for Guiding Activity on Safaris and Nature Trails
  • Preparing for a relevant guiding activity (Safari, Nature Trail)
  • Providing and collecting pre-trip information from guests and colleagues
Conduct Guiding Activity During Safaris and Nature Trails
  • Conducting the activity
  • Sharing various aspects of nature, flora and fauna
  • Achieving customer satisfaction
  • Managing people with disabilities
Assess and Mitigate Risks
  • Assessing risk and handling emergencies
Communicate with Customers and Colleagues
  • Interacting with superiors and colleagues
  • Communicating effectively with guests
Follow Gender and Age Sensitive Practices
  • Providing different age and gender specific customer service
Maintain Safe, Healthy and Covid Practices
  • Following standard safety procedures to avoid work hazards
  • Ensuring cleanliness around workplace
  • Following personal hygiene practices
  • Taking precautionary health measures
Follow and Maintain Green Practices
  • Following material conservation practices
  • Ensuring effective waste management/recycling practices
  • Ensuring use of eco-friendly practices
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Handling customers and guiding techniques were very helpful sessions for me.


Naturalist - Waterwoods

The concise, informative and interactive sessions conducted by The Naturalist School had just the right amount of information

Divya Danielle Pant

Manager - KAAV

The most obvious workshop that was conducted at the right time, as it helps members of new resorts that have been authorized for safaris… and Ethics - in the newly changed post covid world.


Asst. Chief Naturalist - Evolve Back

Great experience all together. Trainers really understand the participants well.


Deputy Chief Naturalist - Evolve Back

I enjoyed the practical elements the best. Working in groups and having opportunities to discuss about our guests.


Assistant General Manager - Kabini River Lodge

I understood communication skills and guiding techniques, the role of the naturalist team building, storytelling and how to handle guests in the Safari and Nature walks.


Naturalist - Waterwoods

In some way it brought a lot of unity with the naturalists and drivers. Taught me how to deal with guests in a better way and how to keep them happy.

Vinod Bharadwaj

Naturalist - Bison Lodge

Understanding communication and working as a team to make the guest experience better


Naturalist Kabini River Lodge