Online Training

Online Training Cancellation Policy: NAI will accept registration cancellations or changes, in writing, up to 5 business days prior to an online training. Participants can choose to change their registration to a different training or webinar of equal or lesser value (no fee), or receive a refund ($25 processing fee). Registrants who are unable to participate after the cancellation deadline will be sent a link to the recording of the training, when available. Changes and cancellations should be emailed to

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Upcoming Training and Networking Opportunities

Grounded in Place Pro: A Restorative Skill Building Retreat for Interpreters and Educators 

December 16th 10a-2p Pacific/1p-5p Eastern (4 hours)
Erica Wheeler
$100 members, $135 nonmembers
Register here.

Maybe you've been looking for practical tools to connect people and place, even during COVID and in your virtual programs. Or you've been craving some time to strengthen your sense of place and feel nourished through an inspirational community of peers. Either way this retreat is for you.

  • Deepen your sense of place connection, wherever you are.
  • Gain tools you can use in your life, at your site, and with visitors (online or onsite).
  • Restore and recharge through this skill-building retreat.

This is skill-building for the interpreter's soul. For all levels of experience, from the novice to the polished pro. Gain inspiration, integration and rejuvenation, as well as practical tools.

Module One: Deep practices to find a personal sense of place connection anywhere.

Module Two: Tools and techniques to uncover the layers of nature, history, and story any place can hold.

Module Three: Practices for story-crafting and delivery skills.

Bonus session: Evening campfire for story-sharing and community building.

Training Retreat includes: Live interactive Zoom sessions, workbook/worksheets, 7 core tools, in-class and in-the-field assignments, private Facebook group, instructor mentoring, and peer support. Certificate of completion available.

This is a revised and expanded version of Erica’s online public program that helped people around the world find meaningful connections to nature, history, and themselves, right in their own backyard.

Erica Wheeler is a visitor experience specialist, interpretive trainer and mentor. She has offered her Sense of Place and the Art of Interpretation Training for sites across the country, including extensive work for the National Park Service. Her proven tools and techniques provide creative, transformative learning experiences. More at



InterpTalk: Online Interpretation Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
To register, email Paul Caputo.

Want to talk interpretation with your colleagues? Grab your morning coffee and join NAI for free weekly online discussion groups. Each Wednesday, we'll pick a different topic relevant to the field of interpretation, which you and your fellow interpreters can discuss through Zoom teleconferencing for an hour. We'll break into groups to address specific questions, then come back to compare notes.

For the first InterpTalk, Wednesday, April 1, we'll talk about how our respective interpretive sites are addressing the COVID-19 crisis.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up now!


Virtual Happy Hour

The first Friday of each month, 2:00pm Pacific / 5:00pm Eastern
To register, email Paul Caputo.

Are you going stir crazy? Would you like to get together with peers from around the world to socialize from the socially distant comfort of your computer screen? NAI members are inivited to join us for a FREE online networking opportunity hosted by NAI. We'll use Zoom to share stories, concerns, and hopefully a few laughs! We'll use breakout technology to separate into groups of those who want to talk interpretation, those who want to talk about sports or movies or Netflix binging, and those who want to talk about ANYTHING that is not COVID-19. 

NAI's Online Socials are free, but space is limited and preregistration is required!