2starter Watch the movie- think about these questions What is ecotourism?What does it aim to achieve?Where are there examples of it taking place?
3What is ecotourism?Ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and sustains the livelihood of local people”.National Geographic Online“travel that focuses on avoiding harm to wilderness areas and wildlife and wherever possible, actively contributes to their preservation.”GMBISAre we talking about the people as well?
4taskRead the handout on the Maasai Mara Base Camp and the Mount Kenya Safari LodgeNote down the key features of each resortWhich is the more eco-friendly resort? Why?
6Designing An Eco-tourist resort Aim: To show your knowledge and understanding of ecotourismTaskDraw a labelled diagram of a tourist resort that you have designed to be a perfect eco-tourist resort. Your resort can have any facilities or features that any resort in the world already has. Your resort does not have to be like any existing resort as long as it fulfils the requirements of an eco tourist resort as fully as possible.You should use the feature list below to give you some ideas but you are encouraged to come up with some of your own
7Things to consider: - Think about minimizing impact on the environment encouraging people to learn about the environment and other culturesensuring the visitors and the hosts both have a positive experienceensuring that local people benefit financially
8Ideas to start you off Water heated by solar power Gardens watered only with collected rain waterEmploys local, knowledgeable guidesSwimming PoolLarge number of roomsNature trail activitiesHigh rise buildingBuilt with local materialsExpensive to stay thereLocal sourced food and drink servedHire cars organised for guestsRecycles wasteAir-conditioningProfits used to train up Maasai guidesIt is a tented campFood is provide d to meet the needs of the guestsBuilt near existing roadsGuests help out with local conservation projectsHot air balloon rides organisedBaths in roomsTelevisions in roomsBrightly coloured buildingsGift shop on siteWater comes from a local springMosquito netsGuided walks organisedOn site casinoProfits used to protect wildlife
9Self /Peer Assessment mark scheme Features Description1-2- You describe a few features.3-4- You describe a range of features. Features are realistic and compatible.Reasoning/Explanation1-2- You give simple reasons that are not related to ecotourism principles.3-4You give reasons that are related to the environment or people but not both5-6You give reasons that are related to both local people and the environment8-10You give detailed reasons that are related to the environment, and local peopleAccuracy1-2You use some simple geographical vocabulary.3-4You use a range of appropriate geographical vocabulary.