Webinars

Please note: Registration closes 4 hours prior to the start of each webinar. Login information will be sent after registration closes. If you do have trouble prior to the webinar, call Emily at 970-420-1032 and she will try to assist you.

Each hour of webinar is worth one continuing education credit.

Webinar Group Discounts: For our Institutional and Commercial members wishing to purchase attendance for multiple staff members in one of our webinars: the first registrant will pay normal member pricing and each registrant after will run $20 for one hour webinars or $30 for two hour webinars. Anyone wishing to gain Certification hours from the webinar will have to login to the webinar on their own computer. This allows us to verify that they were in attendance and show the hours on their account. To setup the discount, please register your first individual, then email JKing@interpnet.com for a promo code for additional registrants.

Webinar Cancellation Policy: NAI will accept registration cancellations or changes, in writing, up to 5 business days prior to a webinar. Participants can choose to change their registration to a different webinar of equal or lesser value (no fee), or receive a refund ($5 processing fee). Registrants who are unable to participate after the cancellation deadline will be sent a link to the recording of the webinar, when available. Changes and cancellations should be emailed to registration@interpnet.com.

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Graphic Design Basics For Heritage Interpreters Series

Presenter: Paul Caputo
This series is designed for interpreters who have little or no training in graphic design but find themselves responsible for creating nonpersonal media. Paul will discuss using what you already know about interpretation as a guide to creating effective nonpersonal media, informing decisions about graphic design.

Paul was hired as NAI's graphic designer in 2002, and is responsible for the organization's visual identity, including publications, websites, and logos. In his current role as deputy director, he conducts training on social media and graphic design, performs administrative duties in support of the executive director, and serves as the staff liaison with NAI's geographical regions and special-interest sections. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he lives with his two children in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he likes to write, run, and travel. 

PART ONE: COLOR
May 26, 2020
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 HOUR)
$20 member / $35 nonmember
 Registration closed

Individual colors and multi-color palettes have meaning—and how colors interact with one another in print and on screen affect your message. Learn how to use the thoughtful selection of colors and color combinations to convey meaning.

PART TWO: TYPOGRAPHY
June 2, 2020
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 HOUR)
$20 member / $35 nonmember
Register here.

A choice of typeface can change how your message is received. Sometimes even the most minute of differences can completely change how a specific font is perceived. This session will delve into selecting type and laying it out for content and readability.

PART THREE: COMPOSITION
June 9, 2020
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 HOUR)
$20 member / $35 nonmember
Register here.

Hierarchy, legibility, and visual appeal all play a part in crafting your final product. Learn how to apply what you already know about structuring an outline for a personal interpretation program and convey it visual media. We’ll talk about using a grid and critique existing design.

Going Galactic: Expanding Heritage Interpretation to Include the Potential Influence of Extraterrestrial and Extradimensional Beings 

As featured in Legacy magazine!

June 23, 2020
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1.5 hrs)
Jon Kohl
Register here.

The best interpretation deepens audience appreciation for natural and cultural forces that sculpt our heritage. But interpreters cannot do that effectively if they omit major forces and storylines. This webinar transcends dying taboos to explore evidence for Extraterrestrial and Extradimensional Beings and how their inclusion improves participants’ interpretation and results.

Since 1997 Jon practices interpretation as an interpretive writer, planner, speaker, and trainer, with scores of interpretation publications including Interpretive Theme Writers Field Guide and a co-authored Spanish university textbook. He is associate editor of the Journal of Interpretation Research and past contributing editor to Legacy.

Is it Working? Interpretation Assessment Methods

July 14, 2020
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 HR)
Ray Radigan
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What are the needs of visitors and how well are we meeting them? Take a broad look at successful data collection and learn how to make the best use of your data to make informed decisions and be responsive to your site’s needs.

Ray Radigan is the Curator of one of the oldest history museums in the country, Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA. He has spent the last decade working as a curator and exhibit designer for the National Park Service and several non-profit museums. Ray has been a leader of data collection and analysis projects at each site.

FREE WEBINAR RECORDINGS

Closed for Business. Open for Impact.

Immersive At Home Visitors Inside Your Interpretive Site Within 48 Hours With Nothing More Than A Camera and Laptop
Click here for access to a free recording.

With your doors closed for the foreseeable future, how can you maintain (or even expand) relationships with your community? As part of our effort to bring more free, timely programs to our members, NAI presents a webinar hosted by one of our corporate partners, TimeLooper, where we will explore the power of virtual reality and use cases in the current environment and practical ways to get your site online within 48 hours.

Learn how to share your experiences, educational plans, living history, and natural beauty with key stakeholders who are stuck at home, including:

  • Families with kids dealing with cabin fever
  • Educators forced into distance-based learning
  • Topic enthusiasts and institution members searching for engagement

In this Zoom-based webinar, TimeLooper will discuss (and answer questions on) the following topics: 

  • Best practices on how (and why) to build VR-based immersion experiences
  • Types of experiences you can easily develop
  • Easy off the shelf tools to consider
    - Hardware (how to capture footage)
    - Distribution platforms (how to share the content)
  • Creative tips on how to make content more meaningful

Best Practices for Going Virtual: Staying Engaged with our Visitors During Difficult Times

Click here for access to a free recording.

Do you find yourself wondering how to best engage with your visitor while your facility is closed or with limited staff? If so, join us for this free webinar and learn from a series of panelists on how they’ve been using Skype, Facebook Live and Twitter both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear their thoughts, see some of their ideas (have you seen the penguins wandering around the Shedd Aquarium yet?) and get your questions answered during this discussion with Q&A.

Panelists will come from across the profession of interpretation including the Shedd Aquarium, National Park Service, California State Parks and Big Horn Radio Network.
 
 

Previous Webinar Recordings

Not seeing what you were hoping for as an upcoming webinar? It might be because we have actually already covered that topic before but now have it available as a recording in our webinar archive. Click here to access the recordings of previous sessions and purchase them at a discount rate.

 





Webinars in Spanish

The PUP Global Heritage Consortium and NAI offer Spanish webinars on topics related to heritage interpretation. NAI membership discounts apply. To view upcoming offerings, visit PUP online.

NAI Members, click here to get your discount code.


See an introductory video narrated by Sam Ham.