The Art of Setting Goals
Thursday April 20, 2017
10:00a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (1 hr)
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)
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
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 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.