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Picture of the productAdventures of a Nature Guide
This 180-page classic reveals the secrets of a truly masterful interpreter whose legacy lives on in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Non-member price: $29.00
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ANG2001
Picture of the productApplied Interpretation: Putting Research into Practice
Applied Interpretation: Putting Research into Practice offers practitioners, managers, and students of interpretation a source for interpretive theory, techniques, strategies, and experiences that have been shown, through research, to be successful in conveying interpretive messages. This resource is the product of 16 years of research that has evaluated traditional programs, school field trips, and visitor center and campfire programs. The findings, offered through vignettes and case studies, are the product of long-term assessments that range from three months to three years following an interpretive experience.

Non-member price: $22.00
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IPAI2007
Picture of the productDGBP: Branding and Marketing Your Nature Center
The Director's Guide to Best Practices: Branding and Marketing Your Nature Center

Non-member price: $18.00
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Picture of the productDGBP: Executive Director
The Director's Guide to Best PracticesThe Search for Extraordinary Leadership: Securing your next Executive Director by the Association of Nature Center Administrators The purpose of this paper is to outline a "best practices" process to engage and complete a successful search and screen for a center's next extraordinary leader.

Non-member price: $12.00
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Picture of the productDGBP: Interpretive Design of Nature Centers: Buildings
From the ANCA series, Director's Guide to Best Practices. This monograph provides nature center administrators with guidelines and recommendations to undertake a building design or facilities remodeling project. Topics include master planning, siting and designing buildings for interpretation and "design with nature," design for memorable visitor experiences, architectural style, and "green building" design. Suggested formats are provided for selecting and managing architectural consultants and contractors.

Non-member price: $12.00
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Picture of the productDGBP: Interpretive Design of Nature Centers: Exhibits
The monograph provides guidelines and recommendations to undertake an exhibit design project in new or existing sites and spaces.

Non-member price: $12.00
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Picture of the productDGBP: Programming - Citizen Science
Citizen science is a research and education tool that involves everyday people in real and meaningful forms of science, including biological inventory, long-term monitoring, and research.

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Picture of the productGifts of Interpretation, The
This beloved book by Larry Beck, Ph.D., and Ted T. Cable, Ph.D., is now in the third edition as The Gifts of Interpretation. The authors' 15 principles have guided interpreters of nature and culture at national parks, forests, museums, zoos, aquariums, historic sites, local nature centers, and tourism destinations. This book has inspired interpreters to conduct their craft more effectively, meaningfully, and joyously, ultimately benefitting all visitors to these places of awe and wonder. In this newest edition, each of the 15 principles of interpretation is associated with a gift, including revelation, provocation, wholeness, illumination, beauty, joy passion, and hope. This edition festures illustrations by Tsuyoshi Matsumoto. The authors are both NAI members.

Non-member price: $49.00
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GIFT2011
Picture of the productHistory of Heritage Interpretation, The
Where did the profession of heritage interpretation begin? The History of Heritage Interpretation explores significant events in the history of the field, from its origins with the elders of tribal villages through the development of professional organizations around the world, with specific emphasis on the National Association for Interpretation in the United States. Essays are included from noted authors and pioneers in the field including Sam Ham, Ted Cable, Cem Basman, Sarah Blodgett, Chris Nelson, Jim Covel and Carolyn Ward.

Non-member price: $12.00
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IPHHI2006
Picture of the productInterpretation By Design: Graphic Design Basics for Heritage
Interpreters use exhibits, brochures, signs, websites, site publications, and other visual media to tell their stories. Written for interpreters who have little or no training in graphic design but find themselves responsible for creating or overseeing the production of nonpersonal media, this book focuses on using basic principles of both graphic design and interpretation in nonpersonal media. Interpretation By Design addresses how to make decisions about type, color, and composition, as well as why an interpretive approach may be more effective for communicating with your audience.

Non-member price: $23.00
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IPIBD2008