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Interpretive Techniques Webinar Recordings

 
Emerging Methods for the Modern Interpreter
How Can Inquiry Move Visitors from Users to Stewards?
Mary McCormac, Jennifer Anderson, and Bevin Carithers
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: February 2, 2021
Webinar Recording

Interpretation in the age of COVID has meant fewer opportunities for traditional programming, while many parks and historic sites are seeing record visitation numbers. Through a re-imagination of inquiry-based methods and group brainstorming we will explore ways to foster visitor connections and create positive stewardship actions through self-guided discovery.

Jennifer Anderson is the Education, Partnership, and Volunteer Section Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife; Bevin Carithers is the Chief Park Ranger with Boulder County Parks and Open Space; and Mary McCormac is the Statewide Interpretation and Wildlife Viewing Coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


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WEB0202212/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
Fostering A Growth Mindset In Interpretation
Jacquie Gilson
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: September 25, 2018
Webinar Recording

Today’s interpreters need to be open to new approaches and ideas. This means having a “growth mindset”, i.e., believing hard work, good strategies and input from others are keys to success. Join Dr. Jacquie Gilson for this interactive webinar as she shares the basics of “fixed” versus “growth” mindsets and her experiences with “up, down and all around” feedback with interpreters. We’ll also talk about fostering a growth mindset through using inspiration as a foundation, dialogic interpretation and audience-centered programming.

Jacquie has been actively involved in interpretation and environmental education for 30 years and has worked at the national, provincial, municipal and non-profit levels. She recently completed her doctorate in social sciences with research focused on the role of inspiration in interpretation. For the last six years she has been an Interpretation Coordinator for Parks Canada in the beautiful Canadian rocky mountains.


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WEB0925189/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
Impromptu Hike, The
Jay Schneider
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: August 28, 2018
Webinar Recording

One of your staff calls in sick, a bus shows up unannounced, are you ready to lead a hike at any time? The guided hike is a staple in an interpreter’s tool box. Are we creating memories with each hike we give and leave them inspired and wanting more? During this session, we will share and learn the techniques, tips and success stories of a guided hikes, that will help you connect your visitors to your resource, whether planned or on a moment’s notice.

Jay Schneider is the Assistant Superintendent of Hobbs State Park- Conservation Area in Rogers, Arkansas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State and a Masters in interpretation from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has worked as seasonal and full-time interpreter in Arkansas and elsewhere since 1999.


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WEB0828188/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
A Prop Is Not A Crutch!
Alida Lemieux, Discovery Coordinator, Southwest Zone, Ontario Parks
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: June 14, 2018
Webinar Recording

But used in conjunction with you stellar interpreter skills, it packs a powerful punch. Snag your next program audience – and those hard-to-reach visitors – with an intriguing prop talk in a high traffic area. These ‘mini-programs’ may be crucial for your site!

Alida has sung, strummed, presented, hiked, acted and prop-talked her passion for nature with Ontario Parks since 2007. Interacting one-on-one with visitors is one of her favorite ways to connect them with the resource, be in mushrooms or mica! Currently Alida coordinates a family-nature engagement program in parks across Southwestern Ontario.


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WEB0614186/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Facilitating Participatory Interpretation W/Games and More!
Jacquie Gilson
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: October 19, 2017
Webinar Recording

Join us for idea sharing about ways to inspire audiences at the level of their heads, hearts and hands. Jacquie will share what works and what doesn't based on her recent experiences with interpretation that aims to directly involve all audiences members, such as story sharing, audience question based programs and games like Jenga, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Share your ideas too!

Jacquie Gilson has been actively involved in interpretation and environmental education for over 30 years and has worked at the national, provincial, municipal and non-profit levels. In 2015 she completed her doctorate in social sciences with research focused on the role of inspiration in interpretation. For the last seven years she has been an Interpretation Coordinator for Parks Canada in the beautiful Canadian rocky mountains.


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WEB10191710/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
Amoral Skill Set, The
How Interpretive Techniques can Manipulate, Appropriate and Deceive

S. Marisol Asselta Castro
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: September 12, 2017
Webinar Recording

As interpreters, we are constantly honing an intimately powerful skill set that can be used for “good” (inspiration, education, connection) or “evil” (manipulation, deception, abuse). Join in a lively discussion on the potential dangers behind many of our beloved techniques, with the infamous "Education of Little Tree" controversy as a focus example.

Marisol has been involved in interpretation for over 20 years as a park ranger, nature center coordinator, and tribal museum educator, and has presented globally on multicultural, indigenous, and controversial subject interpretation. She is also the volunteer Interpretation and Outreach Coordinator for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Latin America & Caribbean.


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WEB0912179/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
Ice Breakers, Initiatives, and Wrap-ups
Casey Marshall
60 Minutes
CE: 1
Date: August 15, 2017
Webinar Recording

This hands-on session will teach new activities to kick off your program, camp or special event. Ice breaker and energizers have mainly been used during down times but they don’t have to be. Come experience basic, inexpensive activities designed to encourage a participant’s creative thinking.

Casey Marshall is a Program Facilitator at the Arkansas Four-H Center. Casey teaches Team Building, Leadership Skills, leads programs through 4-H Day Camp and Overnight Camps, as well as curriculum based science classes and outdoor skills. Casey is a regular attendant at Region VI interpretive workshops where he has presented twice.


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WEB0815178/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
CSI: Citizen Science Interpretation
Jamie Hubert and Steve Jacobsen
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: July 27, 2017
Webinar Recording

Would you like to discover a way to take your interpretive program to the next level and engage your audience more effectively? During this webinar we will look at effective ways to implement citizen science into interpretive programming.

Steve Jacobsen works for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He is the Assistant Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at the Discovery Center where he oversees the interpretive programs and the staff. Outside of work Steve serves as the president of the Association of Missouri Interpreters and enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family.

Jamie Hubert is the Interpretive Resource Coordinator at Cuivre River State Park in Troy, Missouri. She oversees the interpretation and resource management of the park, which includes extensive natural and cultural resources. She serves as the past president of the Association of Missouri Interpreters, and recently served as newsletter editor for Region 6.


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WEB0727177/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
GeoTours and GeoTrails: Bridging People, Places, and Ideas
Larry Perez, Jill Snyder and Jenn Seva
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: March 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

Parks are increasingly embracing geocaching to reach visitors. This session will explore how parks are working through partnerships in the development of GeoTours and GeoTrails as a way of scaling visitor experiences to include larger landscapes and explore bigger ideas.

Each of us is a naturalist, an educator and also a geocacher: Larry Perez is a Climate Coordinator for the Climate Change Response Program with the National Park Service in Colorado. Jill Snyder is the Senior Naturalist at Highbanks Metro Parks for Columbus and Franklin Country Metro Parks, Ohio. Jenn Seva is Senior Manager of Travel & Tourism for Geocaching Headquarters in Washington DC.


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WEB030917B3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Lessons Learned from the Performing Arts
that Make Your Presentations Shine

Lisa Borok and Elise McFarland
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: March 9, 2017
Webinar Recording

Performing artists hone physical, mental and verbal skills and are trained to protect their “instruments” from work related injuries. Interpreters can borrow from these practices to take presentations to a new level and extend their longevity in the field.

Elise McFarland works as an interpreter for California State Parks at Carnegie SVRA. With a degree in theater and ten years performing as a member of an improvisational troupe, she wants to share the way her theater background has been useful in her sixteen years as an interpreter.

Lisa Borok wears professional hats as an independent interpretive consultant and a Park Interpretive Specialist at the California Railroad Museum. Dancing and singing since the age of four, she’s employed these techniques throughout her twenty five year interpretation career.


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WEB030917D3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Doing The Rove, The Why, What, and How
Jessica Goodrich
90 Minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: August 24, 2015
Webinar Recording

Roving is considered one of the most difficult forms of interpretation. Predicting visitor questions seems impossible! However, using the psychology of curiosity and a categorization of questions that visitors typically ask, interpretive managers can train brand new interpreters to effectively perform roving interpretation.

Jessica holds her Masters of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Her thesis focused on factors that prevent visitors from attending interpretive programs and her continued work focuses on incorporating literature from other fields to create immediately applicable training tools for interpreters. Jessica is a Assistant Interpretive Ranger at Myrtle Beach State Park in SC.


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WEB0824158/24/2015 12:00:00 AM