Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and course outline

    • Introduction to the Course with Dylan Walker

    • Course Outline

  • 2

    Chapter 1: What is Responsible Whale Watching?

    • Module 1: Impacts and Benefits of Whale Watching

    • Module 2: What is Repsonsible Whale Watching?

    • Module 3: Guidelines and Responsible Whale Watching

    • Module 4: Let's Hear from Our Partners: What do we say about guidelines?

    • Chapter 1: Quiz

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Who is going whale watching?

    • Module 1: Who is Your Audience?

    • Module 2: Let's Hear from Our Partners: Engaging your Audience

    • Chapter 2: Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter 3: What information should I share with passengers?

    • Module 1: What Information do I Share with Passengers?

    • Module 2: What and How Much do I Need to Know?

    • Module 3_Let's Hear from Our Partners: Some common (and some ridiculous) questions and how we answer them

    • Chapter 3: Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter 4: How do I share information?

    • Module 1: Whale Watching Framework: Three models for a trip

    • Module 2: Mulitple Intelligences and Multi-sensory learning

    • Module 3: Let's Hear from Our Partners! What we feel we do well!

    • Module 4: Tricks of the Trade_How to be a great guide

    • Module 5: Let's Hear from Our Partners: Challenges and tricks of the trade

    • Chapter 4: Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 5: More Than Just a Whale Watch

    • Module 1: Sustainability Criteria: Environmental

    • Module 2: Sustainability Criteria: Social and Economic

    • Module 3: Let's Hear from Our Partners: Advice for novice and experienced whale watch guides

    • Chapter 5: Quiz

  • 7

    Final Project and Supplemental Materials

    • Final Project Description

    • References

    • WCA Global Best Practice Guidance Whale Watch_LowRes