Tracking my own progress

Tracking My Own Progress with NJ MORE Field Guide College

An opportunity to be sponsored for the NJ MORE Field Guide College intake was advertised on the noticeboard at Tinga Lodge. I applied and after the selection process, I was chosen to be a participant. I was beyond excited, I could finally follow my dream of becoming a field guide.

As a tracker, I always thought that to become a field-guide would be easy – well…what a wakeup call I got! I was surprised to see the amount of studying, information, hard work and commitment it requires to become an exceptional guide.

And so, my journey began…However, with the training and guidance of Phillip Wessels (N.J. MORE Head Trainer), I am not only tracking my own progress but I am developing my skills more every day after being exposed to proper guiding ethics.

Because of this I can now proudly stand in front of people and say, “YES I CAN DO IT!” I would like to thank MORE, Phillip Wessels, Arin Wessels, fellow students and all the staff at Lion Sands for supporting me through the duration of this course.

I feel so privileged to be one of the intakes at N.J. MORE Field Guide College. I am hoping to be a good practical example to the rest of the staff that hard work always pays off.

Our new group of students: bright-eyed and keen to take on the wild world of field guiding! With a setting as beautiful as Marataba South Africa, how could they not be inspired?

Watch this space for updates on their progress...

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Our new students have started their training by learning all there is to know about wilderness first aid procedures. Being able to care for future guests is a vital part of becoming a field guide!

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NJ MORE Field Guide College

Do you have a passion for the bush, as well as all the weird and wonderful creatures that call it home?
Explore the African wilderness, while gaining valuable insight into the world of Field Guiding with our new 60-Day Apprentice Field Guide Course!
This course is perfect for gap year students, or anyone wishing to learn more about nature and wildlife. You’ll get to spend time in Marakele National Park, which is part of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve – the only savannah biosphere in the world.
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A huge welcome to our new NJ MORE ambassadors!

The new students for July 2019 have arrived, and they are ready to take on the adventure of a lifetime. During their time with us, they will be gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to one day become field guides. And of course, they'll be living their African dream! We cannot wait to see all the wonderful things you do!

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Just 3 more days until we meet our new students for our July intake! We are looking forward to introducing them to the beautiful landscapes of Marataba South Africa, and teaching them everything they need to know about becoming exceptional field guides. ...

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