The Amoral Skill Set: How Interpretive Techniques can Manipulate, Appropriate, and Deceive
S. Marisol Asselta Castro
September 12, 2017
11a Pacific/2:00p Eastern (90 minutes)
Registration coming soon
interpreters, we are constantly honing an intimately powerful skill set
that can be used for “good” (inspiration, education, connection) or
“evil” (manipulation, deception, abuse). Join in a lively discussion on
the potential dangers behind many of our beloved techniques, with the
infamous "Education of Little Tree" controversy as a focus example.
has been involved in interpretation for over 20 years as a park ranger,
nature center coordinator, and tribal museum educator, and has
presented globally on multicultural, indigenous, and controversial
subject interpretation. She is also the volunteer Interpretation and
Outreach Coordinator for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Latin America
Interpretive Curating: Application of Interpretation to Exhibit Script Development from the Beginning
WEBINAR IN SPANISH
September 13 and 20, 2017
11 am and 5 pm Central American Time
Register at www.pupconsortium.net/webinarios
Museums combine both enjoyment and learning. Many develop programs for various audiences. Nevertheless, exhibit contents are often developed by curators who rarely have technical expertise in interpretation. Typically, then, they must hire other specialists charged with designing interpretive strategies either in parallel with exhibit development or at the end of the process.
In this webinar, we explore a curatorial method based on thematic interpretation and used to develop exhibit scripts centered on learning and enjoyment. This method is called “interpretive curating.” The approach integrates interpretation into exhibit design from the very outset rather than including it as a secondary feature at the end.
Alejandra Mosco Jaimes has a Master’s in museology and history from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico where she currently works as a professor. She has developed Interpretive Curating, a method she has applied to more than a dozen exhibits in Mexico and Colombia.
Blended Learning as a Training Tool: Using an Online Community to Inspire Continual Growth in your Learning
Margy Andrusyk and Karen Tekverk
September 19, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (90 min)
Explore with Shedd Aquarium how to provide blended learning for volunteers through online strategies without replacing invaluable in-person trainings. We will take an in-depth look at how the aquarium’s Guest Engagement volunteer online community combines in-person training with digital learning strategies such as gasification, digital badging, and community forms. We will also explore digital tools that could be implemented to meet customized training needs.
Mary Andrusyk is a Learning Engagements Manager at the Shedd Aquarium. She started her aquarium career in 1997, interpreting exhibits through conversations and informal presentations. Currently she oversees Guest Engagement volunteers, teen work study participants and assistantships. Mary has a BS in Marine Sicen and has been an active member of NAI’s Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Aquaria section.
Karen Tekverk is an Engagement Specialist at the Shedd Aquarium with a background in informal and outreach education. She mentors and coaches volunteers and teens to engage guests about aquatic animals and the natural world. Behind the scenes, Karen creates online content and develops digital learning tools. Karen has a MS in Earth Science and is a Certified Interpretive Guide.
Facilitating participatory interpretation with games and more!
October 19, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (90 minutes)
Registration coming soon
Join us for idea sharing about ways to inspire audiences at the level of their heads, hearts and hands. Jacquie will share what works and what doesn't based on her recent experiences with interpretation that aims to directly involve all audiences members, such as story sharing, audience question based programs and games like Jenga, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Share your ideas too!
Jacquie Gilson has been actively involved in interpretation and environmental education for over 30 years and has worked at the national, provincial, municipal and non-profit levels. In 2015 she completed her doctorate in social sciences with research focused on the role of inspiration in interpretation. For the last seven years she has been an Interpretation Coordinator for Parks Canada in the beautiful Canadian rocky mountains.