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Interpretation: Awakening Curiosity to Conserve and Protect
Interpreters provide the key that opens the door of curiosity in our visitors. Curiosity is the first step toward the protection and conservation of our world. The awareness of how intricate and fascinating our planet is, our histories, and our many traditions and cultures can encourage us all to conserve and protect all that is important to us. This year’s International Conference on Interpretation will address the role that interpretation and the tourism industry play in conveying our essential messages and cultivating a global culture of conservation.
Interpretation in the "Aquarium of the World"
Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez the "Aquarium of the World." It is one of the world's most extraordinary environments, considered by scientists to be one of the most biologically diverse bodies of water on the planet. It is home to more than 900 species of fish, thousands of species of invertebrates, and a wide array of marine mammals like giant manta rays, whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, and five types of whales. This spectacular environment will be the backdrop to the 2017 International Conference on Interpretation, as interpreters from around the world meet in San Jose del Cabo.
There is plenty to intrigue history lovers as well. Known as "Old Town," San Jose exudes traditional Mexican charm with its 18th-century Spanish colonial architecture, central plaza surrounded by jacaranda trees, colonial Mission, and taste of authentic culture. Learn of Baja's pre-Columbian history, pirate past, and rise of the Ranchero culture.
If you've always wanted to attend an NAI International Conference but those far-away locations have been prohibitive, this year is your chance. Travel to San Jose del Cabo within North America is very reasonable; the hotel rate is $179/single and $210/double (including three meals a day and drinks), and conference registration is the lowest we have offered in some time. So the time to start making plans is now!