What is Interpretation?



If you help visitors learn about a place that’s important to you, you’re an interpreter!

Interpreters connect visitors to important natural, cultural, and historical resources at parks, nature centers, historical sites, aquariums, zoos, and anywhere that people come to learn about places. NAI defines interpretation as "a purposeful approach to communication that facilitates meaningful, relevant, and inclusive experiences that deepen understanding, broaden perspectives, and inspire engagement with the world around us."

In the video above, interpreters explain in their own words who interpreters are and why it's important.