Grounded In Place Pro

A Restorative Skill Building Retreat for Interpreters and Educators

December 16, 2020
10am-2pm Pacific/1pm-5pm Eastern (4 hours, worth 4 ce credits)

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


NAI Members: $100
Nonmembers: $135
12/16/2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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