11/29 PUP, OpEPA and Colombian National Parks Launch Interpretation Training for Local Tourism Service Providers | PUP Global Heritage Consortium

11/29 PUP, OpEPA and Colombian National Parks Launch Interpretation Training for Local Tourism Service Providers

Bogotá, Colombia. The PUP Global Heritage Consortium and its Colombian national office affiliate, the Organization for Education and Environmental Protection (OpEPA) have joined Colombian National Parks with financing from the European Union to design and offer an interpretation workshop for local tourism service providers around five national parks. The participants will learn how to use interpretive and experience planning frameworks to improve their already existing products whether they are artisans, guides, drivers, hoteliers, or restaurateurs. Each participant will create a short plan on how to modify their product and then will have to practice it for the program’s final evaluation. The PUP Consortium with support from OpEPA and National Parks will issue a certificate of completion for each participant that completes the program requirements. The field-based trainers include Carlos Rosero and Mauricio Castiblanco, members of PUP and OpEPA. Rosero is also PUP’s country representative. They are joined by Fernanda Del Pino of National Parks. This project is a component of a larger collaborative initiative between National Parks, OpEPA, and PUP to strengthen Colombia’s national park system’s interpretive framework for parks with high ecotourism potential. It also builds local capacity in conservation and interpretation.

 Workshop in Amacayacu National Park this week.

Posted on November 29, 2017 in PUPDates

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