Series: Best of New Orleans
Did you miss out on NAI 2018 in New Orleans? We reprise some of the best of the sessions in webinar form here!
April 30, 2019
Are you ready for (Conservation) Action?
Melissa Casteel King
8:30a Pacific/11:30a Eastern (90 min)
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 Atlanta, has Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from Georgia State University and is a NAI Certified Interpretive Guide and Trainer. Mrs. King has 11 years’ experience in zoo interpretation and serves as AZA’s Kori Bustard Species Survival Plan Education Advisor.
From Great Interpreter to Great Supervisor
Jose Luis Chavez and Juliann Chavez
10:15a Pacific/1:15p Eastern (90 min)
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 leadership skills through formal trainings like NPRA – Supervisor Management School and mentorship programs within his Department. He also has served NAI as Regional Director of the Sunny Southeast, chair the Advisory Council and as a member of the National Board of Directors.
Since 2007, Juliann Chavez has worked for Discovery Place Science in roles that range from front line interpreter to her current position as Director of Public Experiences. Juliann went through CIG training in 2009 and then shortly following, became a CIG Trainer. She utilizes her training to certify staff each year to help them develop great interpretive programming for the museum.
Future-proofing the Interpretive Plan Process
Cynthia Roberts and Kate Aitchison
12:30p Pacific/3:30p Eastern (60 min)
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 design firm in the museum and heritage sector. Through their work, they provide strategic leadership on the design, development and delivery of interpretive programs, policies and initiatives that shape the implementation of cultural projects internationally.
Storing and Sharing our Digital Media
1:45p Pacific/4:45p Eastern (2 hrs)
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 manages digital assets as the park photographer and videographer. A data analyst for Amazon.com in her former life, she now keeps her data monkey spirit alive through digital asset management.
Enrich Guided Hikes with Classical Music
4:00p Pacific/7p Eastern (60 min)
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 education programs in California, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. Dave is a self-professed natural science geek who uses games and activities to inspire others with his love of nature.