Webinars

Please note: Registration closes 48 hours prior to the start of each webinar. Login information will be sent after registration closes. If you do have trouble prior to the webinar, call Emily at 970-420-1032 and she will try to assist you.

Each hour of webinar is worth one continuing education credit.

Group Discounts: For our Institutional and Commercial members wishing to purchase attendance for multiple staff members: the first registrant will pay normal pricing and each registrant after will run $20 for one hour webinars or $30 for two hour webinars. Anyone wishing to gain Certification hours from the webinar will have to login to the webinar on their own computer. This allows us to verify that they were in attendance and show the hours on their account. To register multiple employees, please contact Jamie King at 888-900-8283.

Webinar Cancellation Policy: NAI will accept registration cancellations or changes, in writing, up to 5 business days prior to a webinar. Participants can choose to change their registration to a different webinar of equal or lesser value (no fee), or receive a refund ($5 processing fee). Registrants who are unable to participate after the cancellation deadline will be sent a link to the recording of the webinar, when available. Changes and cancellations should be emailed to registration@interpnet.com.

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The Art of Setting Goals

Thursday April 20, 2017
10:00a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (1 hr)
Register here.
 
Do you struggle with goals, outcomes, objectives, and tactics? This webinar suggests a simple and concrete methodology for ensuring your programs have concrete, useful, measurable goals with a minimum of confusion and effort. Participants should be ready to participate, applying these techniques to a current interpretive project they’re working on.

Don Enright is an interpretive planner, writer and naturalist with over 30 years’ experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Don works with parks, museums, science centres, zoos and aquariums to help them increase their visitation, relevance, impact, revenue and visitor satisfaction. Catch up with Don on his blog at www.donenright.com.


Reflecting on Practice: Understanding the neuroscience of how people learn and ways to use that knowledge for better interpretation

David Bader, Lindzy Bivens, Kate Miller, Daniel Zeiger
May 9, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 Hr, FREE)
Register here.

As an interpreter, have you ever thought about how people learn? Or how knowing this can create better opportunities for your messages to get across? If so, then this session is for you! Join this interactive webinar to talk with other interpreters about current research in neuroscience that helps give new insights on how learning happens. You’ll dive into ways you can support learning within the visitor experiences you create, and share strategies for transforming practice at your site.

Lindzy Bivings is the Senior Manager of School & Community Programs at the California Academy of Sciences. She oversees multilingual field trips, distance learning, educator professional development, and family events. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and an M.S. in Science Education from Oregon State University.

Kate Miller is the Senior Manager of Curriculum and Teaching for the Youth Initiatives Department at the American Museum of Natural History. She received her B.A. in Astrophysics from Princeton, and an M.A. in Science Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Daniel Zeiger is the Assistant Director for Children and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. He spends the bulk of his time encouraging young children to engage with the natural world while working to build institutional capacity to reach children from all walks of life.


Find your Visitor: Re-Imagining your Park’s Relevance

David Low
June 1, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 hr)
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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 interpretive themes.

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.