Process Of Interpretive Planning Wilmington, DE March 2023

Process of Interpretive Planning Workshop

A way of thinking that leads to effective interpretive opportunities. 

March 20 - 24, 2023
Bellevue State Park, Bellevue Hall
911 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington DE 19809
Instructor: Dave Bucy

This 5-day workshop builds upon your experience and knowledge of interpretation to create an understanding of a basic, comprehensive, interpretive planning process. It's a great way to train to become an interpretive planner and to help you along the pathway of attaining certification as a CIP. 

During this course, participants will learn key essentials in interpretive planning including topics such as identifying and profiling target audiences, developing a goal hierarchy, choosing media and evaluating impact. Throughout the course, participants will take part in practicums designed to put new content into practice, utilizing our host site to develop key aspects of an interpretive plan. 

Please note that though this workshop is not required for participants to apply for a Certified Interpretive Planner certification; participating in the course will meet one of the requirements for submittal.


This site has no current COVID restrictions. NAI is following CDC guidelines. Being full vaccinated and masking is highly encouraged.



The following list of hotels are suggested sites for lodging:

Doubletree By Hilton, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE 19803
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington/Brandywine, 320 Rocky Run Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19803
Holiday Inn Express Wilmington North, 300 Rocky Run Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19803
Best Western Brandywine Plaza Hotel, 630 Naaman’s Road, Claymont, DE 19703
Best Western SureStay Plus Hotel, 1807 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803


Each day mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided. Lunch is provided daily; a $15/day lunch fee has been added to course registration pricing.


The closest major airport is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) which is about a 30 minute drive from the training site.


Cost for this workshop is $650 for members/$725 for nonmembers. This includes daily lunch.

More Information

The course will be ran, onsite, from 8 AM to 5 PM, daily. For more information on the site, please contact Sue Staats, Northern Park Administrator, Delaware State Parks at

Special Terms and Cancellation

Due to the nature of the pandemic and mindful of meeting enrollment minimums, please register but do not purchase any plane tickets or non-refundable travel plans until at least one month before the workshop.

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed. Emailed cancellations should be sent to Cancellations cannot be made by phone. Cancellations processed before February 27, 2023, will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after this date will not receive a refund.

No refunds will be given after February 27, 2023.
3/20/2023 - 3/24/2023
Bellevue Hall 911 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 19809 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.