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Programming for the missing audience
Becca Franzen and Emma Phifer
60 minutes
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.


Non-member price: $35.00
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WEB081418A8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Toddling Across The Bridge Of Interpretation
Hollie Sanders and Stacy Gray
60 minutes
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
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
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
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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