The workshop was an opportunity for guides to further their professional development in World Heritage presentation as well as network with other tour guides in the region.
Workshops over the weekend included an introduction to bird watching on the Cairns Esplanade, Cairns’ wartime history, the history of the timber industry in the Cardwell region, the responsibility of tour guides in preparing travellers for cyclones and a visit to the Yumi Arts Centre to discuss the importance of Indigenous art to connect visitors with the cultural landscape.
The workshop concluded with a knowledge sharing walk through the Centenary lakes and Gondwana heritage walk with Russell Boswell and senior Wet Tropic tour guides.
Three Wet Tropics guides were certified after successfully completing all components of the online Wet Tropics Tour Guide Course. Congratulations to Michelle Jago, Claudine Marzik and Virginia Barres.
Wet Tropics would like to thank Savannah Guides for co-ordinating the field school, all hosts and presenters for the event and of course all the participants. The level of enthusiasm shown by all was fantastic to see and it is clear that these guides are wonderful ambassadors for the Wet Tropics!