Look at This! Creating Eye-Catching Designs
July 17, 2018
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 HOUR)
In today’s world, we are overly saturated with ads and signs that compete for our attention. How do you compete? Learn go-to tips and tricks to make signs, social media posts and other designs stand out from the noise while being tasteful and appropriate. We will go through the creative process from blank page to striking design.
Elise Wahl runs Timberdoodle Studio where she partners with sites across the country to create interpretive media. She holds a BFA from The Ohio State University and a MS from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Elise helped spearhead the award-winning Kids in Parks program, was the Deputy Director for NAI's Interpretive Media Section, and has both front-line interpretive & managerial experience.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Park Settings
July 31, 2018
10a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (1 HR)
Stories and personal narratives have tremendous power to create change. Research and counter-narratives inform us that in the US the dominant narrative around the outdoors has historically left out the stories and roles of people from communities of color, creating outdoor spaces that do not fully represent them. Justice and equity, as well as simple demographics, tell us this needs to change.
Yonit Yogev completed her Master's in Environmental Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in 2017. She now works seasonally at Mount Rainier National Park, is a Certified Interpretive Guide and has an abiding interest in justice and equity in outdoor spaces and in society.
Teens and technology series
August 14 & 21, 2018
10a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (75 minutes each)
Becca Franzen, Emma Phifer, Emma Adams
Programming for the missing audience
(August 14, 2018)
Becca Franzen and Emma Phifer
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.
Using social media to connect with teens
(August 21, 2018)
Becca Franzen and Emma Adams
Teenagers often have low turnout at our interpretive sites. This webinar will offer insights into how to promote your events to teenagers through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, we will share how to use these platforms and other applications during programming to keep teens wanting more!
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.
Emma Adams is a Undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, studying Environmental Education and Interpretation. This fall she will start her senior year and is looking forward to starting her career.
The Impromptu Hike
August 28, 2018
10a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (1 hour)
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.