Interpretation on the Move

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Explore guided interpretive programs, which can take many forms: walks, hikes, house tours, canoe trips, bus tours, cave tours, just to name a few.





For this course, guided interpretive programs are defined as prepared, formal programs that involve the planned physical movement of an audience from one place to another. The course discusses what guided interpretive programs require and how to develop and present them.

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Course Schedule

This course is self-paced allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. You decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

Elements of the course:

  • Informational text
  • Interactive practice activities
  • Final assessment

Following the course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • Guided Programs
  • Planning Your Program
  • Engaging Techniques
  • Transitions
  • Intros and Conclusions
  • Logistics
  • Additional Considerations
  • Evaluation
  • Conclusion

Be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of planning your guided program.
  • Identify appropriate and effective stops for guided programs.
  • Identify appropriate techniques to engage your visitors during guided programs.
  • Recognize effective transitions within a guided program.
  • Discuss the logistical issues related to group management.
  • Discuss evaluation strategies for guided programs.

Recommended Background

It is recommended that students taking this course have experience in interpretation. There are no required prerequisites, but it is recommended that students complete the free Foundations of Interpretation course prior to taking this one.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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