Aurora Borealis for Tourism Professionals
Northern Frontier Visitors Centre
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories CANADA
Saturday, November 26, 2016 / 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. MT
Sunday, November 27, 2016 / 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. MT
Saturday, January 7, 2017 / 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. MT
Sunday, January 8, 2017 / 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. MT
Available at no cost for tourism professionals in the Northwest Territories.
Tour operators, tourism organizations and hospitality sector businesses in the Northwest Territories are the focus of a new tourism training initiative entitled “Aurora Borealis For Tourism Professionals,” a series of scientifically spectacular one-day training sessions presented by the Astronomy North Society, in partnership with the Northern Frontier Visitors Association and the Government of the Northwest Territories.
These essential one-day sessions are offered at no cost to tour guides, staff and members of visitor associations, taxi companies, hotel and restaurant staff and local media. Participants will learn the basics of aurora science, aurora forecasting, aurora photography, how to monitor space weather conditions, when and where to watch for auroras, and how to respond to common as well as technical questions about Canada’s Northern Lights! Lunch is provided, courtesy of GNWT-ITI.
How to Register:
Maximum 15 participants per session. To register please call Amy Lizotte, Tourism Development Officer at the North Slave Regional Office of the Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment at (867) 767-9212 ext 63249.
About the Instructor:
Photo Credit: Bill Braden Photography
James Pugsley is President of the Astronomy North Society and Northern Project Manager for AuroraMAX, a national outreach initiative led by the Canadian Space Agency in partnership with the University of Calgary, Astronomy North Society and the City of Yellowknife. James has over a decade of experience as an aurora forecaster and aurora photographer and has dedicated thousands of volunteer hours in support of northern sky education and outreach initiatives in the Northwest Territories.