“The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment” ― Justin Langer
Preparing appropriately for your nature visit, travel, or volunteer mission is key. It involves some level of discipline for sure but does not come necessarily with pain (or only if you want it to be). Quite the opposite! Knowing that we prepare diligently so as to maximize our experience and our contribution is very rewarding. It actually creates anticipation and excitement.
The EwA staff has a wealth of personal+professional experience and questions from nature/wildlife watchers and travelers. The guides are designed to help you gain nature and conservation awareness, simplify your journey preparation if you’re traveling, ensure that you have all the basics (and security/safety criteria) covered. This so as to increase your satisfaction when you’re over there – in your local park or wildlife facility, and anywhere else including in the boons in a far far away land. This accounts for the satisfaction that we will please our host(s) while minimizing our environmental impact. A win-win situation for all!
Our Prepare Guides
The EwA Traveler & Volunteer Essentials is a guide to help us prepare diligently for our nature visit, volunteering journey, and/or wildlife travel. It focuses on our safety and the safety of the people and wildlife around us. It also helps to get ready “mind, body and travel-logistically” to this adventure of a lifetime.
The EwA Conservation Fieldwork Essentials to help us scientists, wildlife managers, and anyone studying natural habitats, fulfill our responsibilities to the scientific community, our duties to the public and wildlife welfare, and our obligations to species and ecosystems.
The EwA Wildlife Documentation Photography Essentials is a guide to help take pictures for the purpose of identifying species. This is different than taking souvenir pictures or producing a perfect art shot. To avoid the disappointment of not being able to identify later that amazing plant or creature you found because you did not photograph the correct part, here are a few tips to get the right identification shots…
ⓘ iNaturalist is a citizen science project and online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. iNaturalist may be accessed via its website or from its mobile applications.
The EwA Zoo Evaluation Guide is a comprehensive guide to help zoo and animal sanctuary enthusiasts, animal rescue volunteers prepare for their visit to a facility hosting wild animals so that they can evaluate objectively the welfare of the hosted animal, and push when necessary for better living conditions of animals in captivity.