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Knowing Your Audience Webinar Recordings

 
Left Out: Furthering Conservation by Women
Rebecca Christoffel and Jean Eells
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: December 15, 2020
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Neurological differences in women and men lead to mismatched communication styles, and a plethora of miscommunications and missed opportunities. Learn of these brain differences and techniques you can use to ensure you effectively reach all audience members with the message you intend to send.

Dr. Rebecca Christoffel founded Christoffel Conservation in 2015 to further her work on the human dimensions of natural resource management and conservation. She has worked with E Resources Group, LLC on a variety of projects pertaining to better serving female landowners with conservation issues and opportunities.

Dr. Jean Eells started E Resources Group, LLC in 1997 when there were few opportunities for women in conservation in rural Iowa. She has created space for her own work and supported others through interpretation and evaluation.


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Programming for the Missing Audience
Becca Franzen and Emma Phifer
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: August 14, 2018
Webinar Recording

Also available in the Teens and Technology Series package.

Teenagers often have a low turnout at our interpretive sites. This webinar will offer insights into how you might understand and lure this elusive audience to your programs. Reel them in and keep them engaged through apps that enhance your programming and help teens connect.

Becca Franzen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has received grants to purchase and utilize iPads in her courses.

Emma Phifer is the Graduate Assistant for Schmeeckle Reserve at UWSP where she is pursugin a MS in Environmental Education and Interpretation. Her thesis research is titled Formative Evaluation of Heritage Interpretation Careeer Recruitment Media Targeting Adolescents.


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WEB081418A8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Toddling Across The Bridge Of Interpretation
Hollie Sanders and Stacy Gray
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: May 31, 2018
Webinar Recording

Children can begin to build a lifetime relationship with nature in their first months. But interpretation with the “two and under” audience can seem intimidating for many of us. Join seasoned toddler wranglers, Hollie and Stacy, as we make the trek together and gather tips, tools and techniques of toddler-based programming.

Hollie Sanders is the Education Specialist for the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock, Arkansas and has been connecting with toddlers weekly for three years on her site. Previously she taught preschool for eight years.

Stacy Gray is the Education Coordinator for Caddo Parish Parks in Shreveport, LA. She has a B.S. In Environmental Studies from UNC Asheville. Stacy has been offering toddler programs since 2008 and is raising two young children of her own.


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WEB0531185/31/2018 12:00:00 AM
Nature Before Nap Time
Cultivating Community in One Hour, Once a Month

Nichole Gange
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: May 21, 2018
Webinar Recording

Explore best practices for helping children ages 1-5 not just play in nature but play with nature. Share ideas about how to create programs for toddlers while understanding the target audience also includes caregivers. Our “Littles” program serves a need across multiple generations in our community.

Nichole Gange has worked with a variety of visitors across the state of California, but is currently employed by East Bay Regional Parks as a Naturalist. She notably captivates the youngest visitors. She sought feedback from experts in the toddler teaching community. This has honed her skills to help children and their caregivers create meaningful connections with nature.


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WEB041218C5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Find Your Visitor: Re-Imagining Your Park's Relevance
David Low
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: June 1, 2017
Webinar Recording

Small parks and agencies often can’t wait for their visitors to find them: we need to find ways to be relevant to the communities we serve. This webinar will present unorthodox strategies to help you discover and meet your community’s needs, while remaining true to your core interpretive themes.

David Low is the park interpreter at Spring Mountain Ranch State park, located twenty miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2009 he has worked as an interpreter with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, in the non-profit world, and for Nevada State Parks.


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WEB0601176/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reflecting On Practice
Understanding the neuroscience of how people learn and ways to use that knowledge for better interpretation

David Bader, Lindzy Bivens, Kate Miller, Daniel Zeiger
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: May 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

As an interpreter, have you ever thought about how people learn? Or how knowing this can create better opportunities for your messages to get across? If so, then this session is for you! Join this interactive webinar to talk with other interpreters about current research in neuroscience that helps give new insights on how learning happens. You’ll dive into ways you can support learning within the visitor experiences you create, and share strategies for transforming practice at your site.

Lindzy Bivings is the Senior Manager of School & Community Programs at the California Academy of Sciences. She oversees multilingual field trips, distance learning, educator professional development, and family events. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and an M.S. in Science Education from Oregon State University.

Kate Miller is the Senior Manager of Curriculum and Teaching for the Youth Initiatives Department at the American Museum of Natural History. She received her B.A. in Astrophysics from Princeton, and an M.A. in Science Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Daniel Zeiger is the Assistant Director for Children and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. He spends the bulk of his time encouraging young children to engage with the natural world while working to build institutional capacity to reach children from all walks of life.


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WEB0509175/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reflecting on Practice: How people learn research discussion
Lindzy Bivings and Daniel Zeiger
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: March 14, 2017
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How do you think people learn? How do you promote better learning in informal science learning environments? Join this interactive webinar to talk with other informal educators about current research on how learning happens and how to support learning. The learning sciences offer insights and evidence on how learning occurs across multiple timeframes and settings. Participants will talk about foundational ideas on learning, explore practical implications of current research, and share strategies for transforming practice. This webinar is an adaption of a Research Discussion from Reflecting on Practice, professional learning program specifically designed for adoption by informal science learning environments so that all educators in the organization can participate and learn together.

Lindzy Bivings is the Senior Manager of School & Community Programs at the California Academy of Sciences. She oversees multilingual field trips, distance learning, educator professional development, and family events. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and an M.S. in Science Education from Oregon State University.

Daniel Zeiger is the Assistant Director for Children and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. He spends the bulk of his time encouraging young children to engage with the natural world while working to build institutional capacity to reach children from all walks of life. He holds a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Haverford College and a Masters in Museum Education Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.


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WEB0314173/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
Understanding Our Audiences
Don Enright
60 Minutes
Date: January 28, 2016
Webinar Recording

Demography, geography, psychography… how do we understand our visitors and the things that make them tick? In this one-hour webinar, Don will give an introduction to market segmentation, with some concrete tools and techniques for connecting with the right audiences. To prepare for this presentation, it would be helpful to know your organization’s mission and vision, and be acquainted with the goals in your interpretive plan or strategic plan.

Don Enright is an interpretive planner, writer and naturalist with over 30 years experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Don works with parks, museums, science centres, zoos and aquariums to help them increase their visitation, relevance, impact, revenue and visitor satisfaction.


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WEB0128161/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Interpretation for the Youngest Visitors
Nikki Julien, CIG
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: March 24, 2015
Webinar Recording

Did you know that a three-year olds brain is twice as active as an adult’s? Engaging babies and toddlers in nature can be as simple as walk in the park, but it can be so much more.

Nikki Julien, CIG, has been teaching nature with cradle to grave audiences for over twenty years. She teaches brain development and environmental education in early childhood through the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Currently Nikki is the project manager of an outdoor classroom welcoming families of children 0-5.


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WEB0324153/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
What are Those Visitors Really Asking?
Matt Villamaino
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: August 18, 2014
Webinar Recording

Visitors often ask questions that seem silly at first glance.  While it is easy to laugh off these questions as "stupid", there really is no such thing as a stupid question.  Learn why the visitor is asking what they are asking and how to appropriately answer them.


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WEB0819148/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
What Do People Pay Attention To and Why?
Dave Bucy
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: June 13, 2014
Webinar Recording

To communicate, you must engage and hold attention. Understanding how the brain chooses whether or not to pay attention to interpretive opportunities provides key insights for designers, planners, interpreters and others into how to analyze audiences and create effective interpretive panels, exhibits, signs, publications and other products.


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WEB0613146/13/2014 12:00:00 AM