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Great for hot coffee or cold water, this 17oz bottle is made of high quality, brushed stainless steel. This double walled vacuum insulated thermos has a screw on cap and will keep your drinks hot for 12hrs or cold for 24hrs. This offers an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bottles and is extremely easy to clean.
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Planning Holistically to Conserve Natural and Cultural Heritage

Heritage sites write many management plans, including interpretive. Yet all confront challenges to implementation, especially when developed with a purely technical mindset. This book explores the crisis that has globally enveloped the 210,000+ UN-listed protected natural and cultural heritage sites to understand the roots of plan failure. It argues that deeper causes to current problems lurk in the... Details
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Interpreters use exhibits, brochures, signs, websites, site publications, and other visual media to tell their stories. Written for interpreters who have little or no training in graphic design but find themselves responsible for creating or overseeing the production of nonpersonal media, this book focuses on using basic principles of both graphic design and interpretation in nonpersonal media. Interpretation By Design addresses how to make decisions about type, color, and... Details
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This second edition of Interpretive Planning: The 5-M Model for Successful Planning Projects draws from the author's more than three decades of experience in creating interpretive plans, and explains the process she has taught to hundreds of interpreters. This book can be a valuable tool for those wishing to develop an interpretive plan as well as those aspiring to work as a consultant or planner.
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The interpretive theme is the most important sentence an interpreter inks on paper. Despite its centrality to thematic interpretation, no single work has dedicated itself entirely to the art and craft of strong theme writing - until now. The Interpretive Theme Writer's Field Guide builds on Sam Ham's 30-year thematic interpretation research legacy. While leaving theory to his books, this pocket companion offers writers strong theme examples, worksheets, exercises, inspirational... Details
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Voices for Nature and History: The History of Interpretation in the United States
Produced for NAI Region 4 by Kids Explore Productions
Limited Edition, only 400 copies released

44 minutes

This production pays tribute to the profession of Interpretation - to the people who tell the stories of nature and history for the public in such places as parks, museums, nature centers and historic battlefields. Armed with a passion for these... Details
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Rachael Tolman and Jennifer Soles
60 minutes
Date: March 2, 2016
Webinar Recording

Discover the life cycle of fungi, their roles in the environment, and cover mushroom anatomy plus the basics you need to begin identifying mushrooms. Lastly we’ll go over ideas on ways to incorporate all this new information into a fun interpretive program!

Rachael and Jennifer (a former zookeeper and a former astronomy teacher), have both been naturalists... Details
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Susan Strauss
90 minutes
Date: March 2, 2016
Webinar Recording

Discover what in story makes us listen—makes information easier to remember. Discover storytelling essentials that enliven presentation. Examine samples from live performance and a Forest Service film script.

Susan Strauss is internationally recognized as a storyteller, keynoter, and for her signature Passionate Fact Workshops: Storytelling Science. She is the author of four... Details
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Toya Jervay
90 minutes
Date: March 2, 2016
Webinar Recording

With the constant ebb and flow of ideas that work to motivate volunteers, you can feel adrift as a coordinator. Come together for an open discussion to share and take away modern techniques used to meet the “Maslows” of volunteers and staff.

Toya Jervay is the Coordinator of Interpretive Volunteer Programs at the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) in LA. She... Details
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Increasing Cultural Competency for Better Interpretation

C. Parker McMullen Bushman
90 minutes
Date: March 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

How can we be more effective interpreters with participants from cultures other than our own? In this webinar participants will hear tips and techniques for examining their personal cultural competence, increasing their ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with all... Details
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Larry Perez, Jill Snyder and Jenn Seva
60 minutes
Date: March 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

Parks are increasingly embracing geocaching to reach visitors. This session will explore how parks are working through partnerships in the development of GeoTours and GeoTrails as a way of scaling visitor experiences to include larger landscapes and explore bigger ideas.

Each of us is a naturalist, an educator and also a geocacher: Larry Perez is a... Details
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An Interpretive Store Case Study

Sarah Lisle, Tony Lucio, & Scott Whitener
60 minutes
Date: March 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

Parks constantly balance priorities that don’t always align with interpretive goals. Learn how one Texas park blended two—concessions and interpretation—into a store experience that gives visitors both interpretive opportunities and theme-driven mementos and supplies for purchase.

Sarah Lisle is the... Details
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that Make Your Presentations Shine

Lisa Borok and Elise McFarland
60 minutes
Date: March 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

Performing artists hone physical, mental and verbal skills and are trained to protect their “instruments” from work related injuries. Interpreters can borrow from these practices to take presentations to a new level and extend their longevity in the field.

Elise McFarland works as an interpreter for California... Details
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Walt Burgoyne
90 minutes
Date: March 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

After an interpreter was hired to oversee school and public tours at the National World War II Museum, volunteers who had shared their expansive knowledge of WWII through walking lectures were re-tasked to engage visitors through interpretive techniques and tours were refashioned thematically

Walt Burgoyne (Michigan State B.Sc Biology and Park Administration; University of... Details
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Don Enright
60 minutes
Date: May 21, 2018
Webinar Recording

At some point in our careers, most of us end up working closely with an exhibit designer. Some of us end up enjoying it. In this presentation, we will follow two case studies: one fraught with conflict and confusion, and the other relatively smooth and fruitful. Along the way we’ll examine the common barriers that stand between us and our design colleagues, looking at how we as content... Details
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Charles Lennox
60 minutes
Date: May 21, 2018
Webinar Recording

The Experience Economy is alive today. Polling data and trends research shows people prioritize spending money on experiences instead of material goods. What do these shifts have to do with interpretive sites and settings? Could we take advantage of these trends to expand our audiences and members? (Hint—our profession should be experts in mastering this concept.)

Chuck, owner... Details
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Cultivating Community in One Hour, Once a Month

Nichole Gange
60 minutes
Date: May 21, 2018
Webinar Recording

Explore best practices for helping children ages 1-5 not just play in nature but play with nature. Share ideas about how to create programs for toddlers while understanding the target audience also includes caregivers. Our “Littles” program serves a need across multiple generations in our community.

Nichole Gange has... Details
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Melissa Casteel King
90 minutes
Date: April 30, 2019
Webinar Recording

This session will explore the transformation of Zoo Atlanta’s geographically themed biofact carts into Conservation Stations. Participants will gain an understanding of the framework for the carts along with the tools and methods used to engage guests in an exploration of the issue and how they can take positive action.

Melissa King, Manager of Public Programs at Zoo... Details
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Jose Luis Chavez and Juliann Chavez
90 minutes
Date: April 30, 2019
Webinar Recording

Participants will identify the skills needed to transition from front-line interpreterto a leadership position. This is just the beginning of your journey.

For the past 10 years, Jose has held the position of Nature Center Manager at Reedy Creek with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. During this time, he has honed his interpretive skills and... Details
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Cynthia Roberts and Kate Aitchison
60 minutes
Date: April 30, 2019
Webinar Recording

Analyzing future-proofing strategies for organizations or sites, this webinar will explore techniques to build-in the capacity to be responsive to the changing needs of visitors and the varying social contexts through the interpretive planning process.

Kate Aitchison and Cynthia Roberts are interpretive planners at Haley Sharpe Design, an international... Details
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Amanda Sweeney
120 minutes
Date: April 30, 2019
Webinar Recording

The world uploads nearly 2 billion digital images every single day. We all make content, but how do we organize, archive, and share it in a way that is useful and efficient? Learn how to develop your own digital asset management system in this activity-based webinar.

Amanda Sweeney serves as a Visual Information Specialist at Lassen Volcanic National Park. She creates and... Details
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Dave Sutherland
60 minutes
Date: April 30, 2019
Webinar Recording

Adding Classical music to your guided hikes can lead you to new audiences, new partnerships, and a new understanding of nature. Learn some tips at this demo, then grab your baton!

Dave Sutherland is an award-winning field naturalist with the city of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks department. Besides over 20 years working in the Boulder area, Dave has led outdoor... Details
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Becca Franzen and Emma Phifer
60 minutes
Date: August 14, 2018
Webinar Recording

Also available in the Teens and Technology Series package.

Teenagers often have a low turnout at our interpretive sites. This webinar will offer insights into how you might understand and lure this elusive audience to your programs. Reel them in and keep them engaged through apps that enhance your programming and help teens connect.

Becca Franzen ... Details
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Becca Franzen and Emma Adams
60 minutes
Date: August 21, 2018
Webinar Recording

Also available in the Teens and Technology Series package.

Teenagers often have low turnout at our interpretive sites. This webinar will offer insights into how to promote your events to teenagers through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, we will share how to use these platforms and other applications during programming to... Details
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Elise Wahl, Timberdoodle Studio
60 Minutes
Date: August 16, 2016
Webinar Recording

Also available as the 1st webinar in the Listen to Your Eyes: Graphic Design Series package.

Determining how to place images and information in your media project can be one of the trickiest pieces for a new designer. In this introductory course, we'll learn the tried and-true basics of composition and page layout while working through a social media post and ... Details