Unearth Your Future
Our Fun, structured weekend programs are aimed at school-going students interested in environmental careers. Packed with interesting theory and exciting practical sessions, we help you find the right environmental career direction for you. We cover topics ranging from working in ecotourism to what it actually means to be a biologist, options in social entrepreneurship and a wide range of other environmental careers that you’ve probably not even thought about. Plus we have loads of fun and adventure in the great outdoors, camping, learning outdoor, life and leadership skills. Get an introduction to the course and find out more at our next online webinar. Please contact us for a complimentary zoom meeting link (20 April @ 16h00)
- Get an introduction to the course and find out more at our next online webinar. Please contact us for a complimentary zoom meeting link (20 April @ 16h00)
- Our next course runs from 15h00 on 6 May - 16h00 on 8 May 2022
- A pick up and drop off shuttle will be provided from Durban airport. departing at 15h00 on Friday 6 May 2022 and returning at 16h00 on Sunday 8 May 2022.
- The weekend's transport and logistical support is provided by Outdoor Africa Safaris. With over 25 years experience guiding tourists from all over the planet, you can be rest assured your children will be in safe, experienced hands!
- Rates are all inclusive of:
- Return transport from Durban (King Shaka Airport)
- All meals and accommodation (camping)
- Park fees, camping fees, camping equipment etc...
- Learning materials and printed workbooks
- Post course support (online mentorship and advice)
- Certificates and parent feedback
Why Do This Course?
The Skills You'll learn
A rich opportunity for self discovery and personal growth
Learn about a wide range of careers in conservation (things you've probably not thought about before)
Learn the real-world critical life skills you'll need in the workplace and the brutal realities of life after school
Learn about the world of social entrepreneurship and start creating your own work experience
Ultimately this programme is aimed it giving young people who care about our planet and its people a chance to carve their own future with passion and a clear focus!
Modules. From conservation careers to social entrepreneurship
Of experience and practical knowledge packed into this program.
Over 150 small businesses and social enterprises supported
This course is ideally suited to younger candidates who are exploring opportunities for their future. Our Conservation Careers & Social Entrepreneurship For Young People focuses on self discovery and understanding who you are, where you want to go and how that can be combined with various environmental career options. The programme also introduces participants to entrepreneurial concepts, social entrepreneurship, careers in conservation and some of the brutal realities about life beyond school.
The program covers a lot more than just various career choices, it’s about understanding yourself, your own vision and applying that. It’s about understanding the complexities of the world we live in and how to carve your niche.
“Our partners from Outdoor Africa also ensure the weekend is a load of fun, adventure in the great outdoors, camping, learning outdoor skills life skills and leadership skills."
We will spend a lot of time looking at what I call the “brutal realities” – there are some things that are inevitable and young people need to understand. When you reach thirty years old, you will be a very different person to who you are now. How do you plan for this? Your life and career will not be the straight line and the simple path you probably imagine, it’s a maze of different doors to walk through, a labyrinth of opportunities that will randomly come your way. How do you pick the right doors? Things are also going to take a lot longer than you imagine, you need to be thinking on a very different scale. Malcolm Gladwell, the quirky author, thinker, disrupter, often refers to the 10 000-hour rule. To become good at something, to master a craft, to be exceptional at what you do, you simply must put in 10 000 hours. That’s a lot of time. But the good news is you can start now, this doesn’t have to wait till you enter the job market.
We will break down the myths. Yes, there are spaces in the environmental sector that pay good salaries, where you can earn a decent living. The day to day work of a marine biologist is probably not even close to what you imagine it to be. Your degree is not as valuable as you think. Understand that every person submitting a CV for that “dream job” has the same degree ……this is a very brutal reality and simply can’t be ignored. We are not saying a good education is not invaluable. We are saying, a good education will only get you part of the way. How you see the world, how you interact with the word, what you do NOW and the new skills you develop in the future, these are the things that will set you apart from the rest of the pack!
“Governments are not equipped to solve all of the world’s problems – nor should they be – and are looking for innovative solutions from the private sector. Social entrepreneurs will play a vital role” ~ Siri Terjesen. Global Entrepreneurship monitor
Our careers in conservation program looks intensely into the case for entrepreneurship and especially social entrepreneurship, business that benefits our planet. Finding a mentor, networking, getting involved in citizen science, starting you own local project. Things you can do now to start positioning yourself and building your future. We look at a range of careers and environmental industries and what is involved. From ecotourism to the creative arts to environmental law to hard science. We look at an even broader picture of opportunities and paths you can follow. If you ask us, to make the world a better place, we don’t need more scientists, we need more environmentally minded, inspiring teachers who can get young people enthusiastic about nature, we need more civil engineers who value the environment and can come up with new and innovative ways to build our cities, we need more inspired people. These people are you.
When you leave the course, we want you to have a better understanding of yourself and where you are going. We want you to have a plan, a plan for now and a big dream for the future. We want you to be able to start carving your niche the very next day. We want you to feel inspired and have hope in the future. If we get this right, then we also have hope.
Ultimately this programme is aimed it giving young people who are about our planet and its people a chance to carve their own future with passion and a clear focus!
When you leave the course, we want you to have a better understanding of yourself and where you are going. We want you to have a plan, a plan for now and a big dream for the future. We want you to be able to start carving your niche the very next day. We want you to feel inspired and have hope for the future. If we get this right, then we also have hope. Come join us! We have a limited number of new students each month to ensure we're able to focus our attention on your individual needs.
Founder Unearthed Academy
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