Find your Visitor: Re-Imagining your Park’s Relevance
June 1, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 hr)
Small parks and agencies often can’t wait for their visitors to find
them: we need to find ways to be relevant to the communities we serve.
This webinar will present unorthodox strategies to help you discover and
meet your community’s needs, while remaining true to your core
David Low is the park interpreter at Spring Mountain Ranch State park,
located twenty miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2009 he has worked
as an interpreter with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park
Service, in the non-profit world, and for Nevada State Parks.
Moving Oral History Interviews Into the 21st Century
June 27, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (one hour)
Description: Use oral history interviews to make connections to your audience, your site, cultural history to natural history and to add to your interpretive research. You will learn or review why and how to conduct oral history interviews as well as new ways to use those interviews.
Cyndi Cogbill is currently the owner, interpreter and artist for Pawpaw Patch Productions, LLC. Previously she worked as a naturalist for 25 years at Prairie State Park and Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center.
Promoting our Places: How Interpreters Can Change the Market
July 18, 2017
10a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (1 Hour)
Interpretive sites need to be “sold” and interpreters are the perfect
salespeople. Explore some of Parks Canada’s struggles and successes in
promoting their places and discuss strategies for “selling” your site to
meet the changing needs of our audiences.
Nicole is the Public Outreach and Education Manager for the Coastal BC
Field Unit of Parks Canada. Previously she spent over eleven years at
the Vancouver Aquarium. Nicole is also a board member of the Pacific
Northwest Region of the National Association for Interpretation and
Energizers, Icebreakers, & Wrap Ups
August 15, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 HR)
This hands-on session will teach new activities to kick off your program, camp or special event. Ice breaker and energizers have mainly been used during down times but they don’t have to be. Come experience basic, inexpensive activities designed to encourage a participant’s creative thinking.
Casey Marshall is a Program Facilitator at the Arkansas Four-H Center. Casey teaches Team Building, Leadership Skills, leads programs through 4-H Day Camp and Overnight Camps, as well as curriculum based science classes and outdoor skills. Casey is a regular attendant at Region VI interpretive workshops where he has presented twice.