December 11-19, 2023
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Dr Shelby Twp. MI 48316 and
Farmington Hills Nature Center, 24915 Farmington Rd Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Instructors: Ashlie Smith and Erin Parker
Registration Cost: $230 (The certificate is an additional $165)
Huron-Clinton Metroparks and Farmington Hills Nature Center, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.
This CIG course will be held over a 2-week period and meet at 2 different locations.
Mon. Dec 11 and Tue. Dec 12 class will meet at Stony Creek Metropark from 9am-5pm.
Mon. Dec 18 and Tue. Dec 19 class will meet at Farmington Hills Nature Center from 9am-5pm.
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 lasts four years and comes with a complimentary one-year membership. If you are already a member of NAI we will extend your membership an additional year.
The CIG Program
The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) certificate is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.
This 32-hour course includes:
- The history, definition, and principles of interpretation.
- Techniques on how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic.
- How to use tangible objects to connect your audience to intangible ideas and universal concepts.
- The 2 requirements needed to obtain a CIG (program outline, and 10 minute interpretive presentation).
Those choosing to apply for certification will receive a complimentary one year membership to NAI. Memberships will become active within a couple of weeks of registration and will allow you to purchase webinars and other registrations at the discounted member rate. Once memberships become active, you will receive a receipt via email letting you know that you are all set up. Current NAI members will receive a one year extension on their current membership. If you are registering for $0, your membership will become active when you are certified.
For more information about the course, please contact Ashlie Smith at email@example.com or call (248) 473-1870.
Special Terms and Cancellations
Cancellations cannot be made by phone and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations requested before November 26, 2023: will be subject to a $60 cancellation fee (unless the fees paid are less than $60); after this date no refunds will be issued..