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  • Coaching for Interpretive Success

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    Explore the skills needed to be an effective interpretive coach. Coaching others to develop and deliver meaningful interpretation is rewarding because you multiply the opportunities for visitors to understand the relevance and significance of our resources. It gives you the chance to share your passion.

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    $59.00

  • Environmental Health & Public Lands

    In this course, you will develop an understanding of how the health of the environment directly affects human health. We will discuss issues related to the contamination of public lands and the importance of regulating chemicals. We will also explore how environmental health is directly influenced by legal actions.

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    $59.00

  • Foundations of Human Health and Natural Environments

    This course will help you gain an understanding of the different movements in the history of parks, human health and natural environments. It will also provide you the tools to develop personal definitions for the terms “human health” and “natural environments.”

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    $59.00

  • Human Health and Natural Environments Certificate

    Explore the role(s) that the parks and recreation profession can have in making connections between the natural world and human health through this self-paced certificate program.

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    $350.00

  • Innovations & Applications in Human Health & Natural Environments

    In this course, you will explore the many ways in which individuals have creatively engaged with the natural environment to improve individual and community health.

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    $59.00

  • Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate

    Do you have a strong background and understanding of interpretation (perhaps in programming) but want to dig deeper? Do you struggle with interpretive media or writing? Are you curious about what exactly ‘dialogic’ interpretation means? If so, this certificate program is for you!

    The Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate is entirely web-based and consists of five interpretive courses each culminating with an applied assignment that relates to your organization or site. This course of study provides you with the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor(s) who review the elements of your portfolio. Additionally, if you apply for and are accepted into the cohort-based program, you will work with a mentor who has considerable experience in the interpretive field who will guide you as you develop your intermediate skills.

    Stop! Before you register for this certificate program, are you an NAI member interested in completing it as part of a cohort and working with a mentor? The Eppley Institute and the National Association for Interpretation are recruiting students to participate in a cohort program that will begin in January 2022. Applications are now available. If you are interested in learning more and applying, please click here. If you would like to join NAI, please visit their website.

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    $350.00

  • Interpretation on the Move

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

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    $59.00

  • Introduction to Dialogic Interpretation

    Explore a new approach to interpretation – dialogic interpretation. This course discusses three methods interpreters are using to present dialogic programs to visitors and guests.

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    $59.00

  • Making the Case for Nature & Health: Theoretical Arguments

    Making the Case for Nature & Health: Theoretical Arguments is geared towards park and recreation professionals and students in park, recreation, public health, and related disciplines. No prior knowledge is required to take this course. This course is recommended to be completed fourth in this series.

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    $59.00

  • Natural Environments’ Health-Promoting Attributes

    This course will allow you to gain an understanding of the different environmental attributes that affect human health. It will also discuss how our personal perceptions of the environment influence our behaviors and interactions with nature.

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    $59.00

  • Public Health Fundamentals for Park and Recreation Professionals Certificate

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    Promote understanding of your agency’s vital contribution to community health and wellness. This comprehensive program incorporates place-based assignments and five online courses including the Public Health & YOU courses developed in partnership with the Indiana University School of Public Health. Learn More
    $350.00

  • Science & Public Lands

    In this course you will develop an appreciation for the use of science in understanding the complex relationship between human health and natural environments. Topics include the scientific method, best practices for interpreting scientific reports, and identifying possible sources of bias.

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    $59.00

  • Sense of Place & Environmental Education

    In this course, you will explore the concept of sense of place and how it can be used to understand the relationship between human beings and our natural environments. You will also discuss environmental education and its importance in human health outcomes.

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    $59.00

  • Social Media and Interpretation

    Explore how social media can be used interpretively to expand your reach.

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    $59.00

  • Supporting Interpreters with Effective Training

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    Gain valuable skills that will help you train impactful interpreters. Interpretive trainers support interpreters in connecting people to parks, museums, zoos, and other places.

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    $59.00

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