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Bahamas Nature Tour Guide Grand Bahama class on the wings of success
  
Friday, 30 March 2012 07:53

Bahamas Nature Tour Guide class Graduates: Back Row L-R:  Michael Flowers, BNT, Dale Russell, GBNT, Jeffrey Pinder, Bahamas Interisland Tours, Alexander Dumas, GBNT, Dwayne Marshall, GBNT, Shamie Rolle, Calabash EcoAdventures, Bradley Rutherford, GBNT. Front Row:  L-R Joanna Parotti, GBNT, Leroy Darling, GBNT, Janel Campbell, Ministry of Tourism, Tara Lightbourn, Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Predensa Moore, BNT, Cecilia Bodie, BNT, Gail Woon, EARTHCARE, David Clare, BNT, Rudy Sawyer, Blue Green Adventures and Lisa Wildgoose, BNT.FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Bahamas Nature Tour Guide class put on by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation and the Bahamas National Trust began on the 22nd of March and wrapped up with a graduation ceremony on the evening of 28th March, 2012.

Karen Seymour, Director of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Grand Bahama congratulated the graduates saying she was very proud of the dedication of the students taking time out of their busy schedules and working full time while they did the course.  

Course facilitator and lecturer, Predensa Moore said, “It was a wonderful group of enthusiastic, interested persons that will take the nature tour business further ahead on Grand Bahama.”  This class was the largest and received the highest test scores yet for a Bahamas Nature Tour Guide class.

“This was perhaps the best course I have been engaged in.  It is so refreshing to see that there are Bahamians that share my passion for history, culture and most importantly “nature”.  This will certainly go a long way in helping to preserve The Bahamas naturally for generations unborn”, said Jeffrey Pinder, participant from Bahamas Interisland Tours.

The fifteen graduates include:  Cecilia Bodie, Bahamas National Trust, David Clare, Bahamas National Trust, Leroy Darling, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Alexander Dumas, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Michael Flowers, Bahamas National Trust, Tara Lightbourn, Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Dwayne Marshall, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Joanna Parotti, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Jeffrey Pinder, Bahamas Interisland Tours, Shamie Rolle, Calabash EcoAdventures, Dale Russell, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Bradley Rutherford, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Rudy Sawyer, Blue Green Adventures, Lisa Wildgoose, Bahamas National Trust, and Gail Woon, EARTHCARE.  See photo gallery below.

L-R Back Row:  Alexander Dumas, GBNT, Michael Flowers, BNT, Jeffrey Pinder, Bahamas Interisland Tours, Shamie Rolle, Calabash EcoAdventures, Dwayne Marshall, GBNT, Dale Russell, GBNT, Bradley Rutherford, GBNT, Karen Seymour, Director, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Grand Bahama. Front Row:  Lisa Wildgoose, BNT, Leroy Darling, GBNT, Karenda Swain, Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, Gail Woon, EARTHCARE, Janel Campbell, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Tara Lightbourn, Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Cecilia Bodie, BNT, Rudy Sawyer, Blue Green Adventures, kneeling, Predensa Moore, BNT, David Clare, BNTThe course was facilitated by Janel Campbell, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Nassau, Predensa Moore, Bahamas National Trust and Lynn Gape, Bahamas National Trust.  Guest speakers included:  Karenda Swain, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Grand Bahama who spoke on Excellent Customer Service, Andrew Adderley, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism/E-Commerce based in Plantation, Florida who spoke on Social Marketing of the Nature Tour Guide Business and Earlston McPhee, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Nassau, spoke on the Importance of Nature Tourism to the Tourism Economy.

In addition to the many hours of class time in the evenings the participants had to get up in the early dawn hours to go in the field to learn how to identify the different birds, animals and plants found in our different habitats on Grand Bahama.

After certificates were presented the students presented the main facilitators with laser prints (by Freeport Advertising and Printing) of original artwork depicting the Great Blue Heron, the Cuban Emerald Hummingbird and red passion flower by Gail Woon and Candice Woon, members of EARTHCARE.  The numbered and signed prints were also signed by all of the students to be keepsakes for the teachers.

Photo 1: Bahamas Nature Tour Guide class Graduates:

Back Row L-R:  Michael Flowers, BNT, Dale Russell, GBNT, Jeffrey Pinder, Bahamas Interisland Tours, Alexander Dumas, GBNT, Dwayne Marshall, GBNT, Shamie Rolle, Calabash EcoAdventures, Bradley Rutherford, GBNT.

Front Row:  L-R Joanna Parotti, GBNT, Leroy Darling, GBNT, Janel Campbell, Ministry of Tourism, Tara Lightbourn, Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Predensa Moore, BNT, Cecilia Bodie, BNT, Gail Woon, EARTHCARE, David Clare, BNT, Rudy Sawyer, Blue Green Adventures and Lisa Wildgoose, BNT.

Photo 2: L-R Back Row:  Alexander Dumas, GBNT, Michael Flowers, BNT, Jeffrey Pinder, Bahamas Interisland Tours, Shamie Rolle, Calabash EcoAdventures, Dwayne Marshall, GBNT, Dale Russell, GBNT, Bradley Rutherford, GBNT, Karen Seymour, Director, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Grand Bahama.

Front Row:  Lisa Wildgoose, BNT, Leroy Darling, GBNT, Karenda Swain, Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, Gail Woon, EARTHCARE, Janel Campbell, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Tara Lightbourn, Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Cecilia Bodie, BNT, Rudy Sawyer, Blue Green Adventures, kneeling, Predensa Moore, BNT, David Clare, BNT.

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