Interpretive Guide Course Registration

CIG Colorado State University Janaury 2024

Course Dates: January 11-14, 2024
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Instructors: Monique Thompson and Kristin Robinson

About this Course

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to develop and lead interpretive programs. This course will introduce you to the history, definitions, and principles of interpretation. During the course, you will develop a program outline and deliver a 10-minute thematic presentation, all with the support of your instructor(s) and fellow participants. You will learn how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic, and leave ready to facilitate meaningful experiences that inspire engagement with the world around us.

Course Options

There are two options for this course.
Option one: take the course without obtaining the CIG certificate.  
Option two: take the course and add the certificate as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG). You will pay an additional fee for the certificate. The CIG comes with a complimentary one year membership. If you are already a member of NAI we will add your complimentary membership onto the end of your current membership.

Registration Rate

$235; the certificate is an additional $140

Contact Information

Monique Thompson, the visionary principal behind RaindropNaturalist, is dedicated to creating programs that inspire community connection and inclusivity. As a Restorative Justice practitioner and avid nature bather, Monique leads outdoor hikes and programs for the City of Fort Collins that focus on environmental and personal well-being.

Kristin has been in the industry for 25 years working with interpretive sites, tour operators, and guide organizations. Learn more about your instructor at

For more information about the course, please contact Monique Thompson at or call (970) 672-7152.

Special Terms and Cancellations

Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment. In the event that this course is canceled, NAI will contact you and you will receive a full refund.
Cancellations cannot be made by phone and must be emailed to Cancellations requested before January 4, 2024: will be subject to a $60 cancellation fee (unless the fees paid are less than $60); after this date no refunds will be issued.

1/11/2024 - 1/14/2024
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 UNITED STATES
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Certificate Fee

Select this option to add an application for a CIG certificate. A one-year complimentary membership is included.
Certificate Fee
1/11/2024 - 1/14/2024

Need to use a different card to pay for your certification fee?
If you need to pay with two cards, please register for the base registration and pay with the first card. Once you have completed the payment, come back to this registration page and add the certification fee. When you proceed to the payment page again, you will be asked to enter new payment information.

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If you've already registered but haven't already added the certification fee to your registration, you can come back to this page at any time and add the fee.

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