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Process Of Interpretive Planning — Online


January 22–30, 2024
Meeting Times: Weekdays, 9:00am–2:00pm PST (12:00pm–5:00pm EST)
Instructor: Dave Bucy
Virtual Host Site: Shaver’s Creek Nature Center at Penn State

About the Course

Creating effective interpretation begins with interpretive planning. Interpretive plans lay the foundation for the entire experience visitors have at a site. This course will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the interpretive planning process, so that you can create more integrated interpretive plans that support both orientation and interpretation.

During this course, you will learn about the basic principles of communication and how to apply them when designing visitor experiences. You will discover how to identify key audiences, develop a theme hierarchy, and choose appropriate interpretive media. Throughout the course, you will take part in activities designed to put new skills into practice and will gain practical experience working on a team by collaborating to create one element of an interpretive plan for the host site.

Registration Rates

$650 NAI member
$725 Non-member (includes a complimentary one-year NAI membership)

Contact Information

For more information about the course, please contact NAI at [email protected].

Special Terms and Cancellation

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.

If you need to cancel your registration, cancellations cannot be made by phone and must be emailed to [email protected]. Cancellations requested before January 5, 2024 will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee; after this date no refunds will be issued.

1/22/2024 - 1/30/2024
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