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
WEBINAR IN SPANISH
Graphic Design for Interpretation Projects
July 21, 2017 & July 28, 2017
11 am central America time (MST)
Graphic design for interpretation projects considers the psychological aspects of human perception and cultural meanings of heritage sites. We talk about how to choose design elements so that each one has a clear “why” in communication. We seek logical equilibrium between visual sensations and information, transmitting the message through a composition that impacts the viewer and makes them more receptive to the communication.
Participants will be capable of coordinating and producing coherent pieces in order to support a given interpretive planning.
Jonathan Mariño, Costa Rican, has been working as a graphic designer for the past 12 years. He directs design and educational projects for public and private clients. He has won two national prizes in innovation and culture. He also has experience as a design and illustration instructor. You can see his sitio de web
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CSI: Citizen Science Interpretation
July 27, 2017
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (One hour)
Jamie Hubert and Steve Jacobsen
Would you like to discover a way to take your interpretive program to the next level and engage your audience more effectively? During this webinar we will look at effective ways to implement citizen science into interpretive programming.
Steve Jacobsen works for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He is the Assistant Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at the Discovery Center where he oversees the interpretive programs and the staff. Outside of work Steve serves as the president of the Association of Missouri Interpreters and enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family.
Jamie Hubert is the Interpretive Resource Coordinator at Cuivre River State Park in Troy, Missouri. She oversees the interpretation and resource management of the park, which includes extensive natural and cultural resources. She serves as the past president of the Association of Missouri Interpreters, and recently served as newsletter editor for Region 6.
Crowd Pleasing Through Crowd Participation
10a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (1 hr)
Ever been told not to solicit audience participation because it might derail your interpretive talk? Join the Yellowstone Forever Institute as we discuss the value of participation and learn techniques on how to manage large group discussions, questions and activities.
Carolyn Harwood is the Supporter Engagement Manager for Yellowstone Forever. She studied outdoor recreation leadership and management with emphases in ecology and cultural anthropology at Northern Michigan University, and is a Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer through NAI.
Ice Breakers, Initiatives, and 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.