Interpretive Guide Course Registration

Virtual CIG Windsor, CO January 2024

January 3-9, 2024
Instructor: Monique Thompson

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 $165


Class is a mix of instruction, discussion, work time, coaching, and breaks to mitigate screen fatigue.
    January 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2024: 10:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.MDT. Instruction and work time.
   January 8, 2024: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. pm MDT. Instruction, One-on-one coaching, and in-class work time.
    January 9, 2024: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00  pm MDT. Final presentations

These class times include two individual coaching sessions to prepare for your final presentation. You are required to attend all sessions, including the presentations of others on the final day if in pursuit of the CIG certificate. This course uses Zoom, Padlet, and Google Drive.

Contact Information

Prior to the start of the course, you will receive information from your instructor on how the course will work and the times you will be meeting. For more information about the course, please contact Monique at or call (970) 672-7152.


Monique Thompson, the visionary principal behind RaindropNaturalist, is fervently 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.

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 December 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.

1/3/2024 - 1/9/2024
Windsor, CO 80550 UNITED STATES
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Certificate Fee

Select this option to add an application for CIG certification. A one-year complimentary membership is included.
Certificate Fee

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.

Already registered for the course but need to add the certification fee?
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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