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  • Foundations of Interpretation

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    All over the world docents, park guides, and naturalists at museums, parks, zoos, and cultural and historical sites strive to provide meaningful experiences for visitors. Interpretation is the essential tool they use. Learn More
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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spotlight on Safety: Recognizing Hazards from Opioid Waste and Associated Infectious Diseases

    On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The increase in the availability of opioid drugs is connected with an increase in opioid drug use and opioid related overdoses. Learn more about this epidemic and understand the true impact of opioid abuse.

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  • Worker Awareness and Protection from Opioid Waste and Associated Infectious Diseases Course Series

    Opioids are effective medications for treating pain, but they have a high potential for causing addiction, and some individuals may start misusing opioids, whether that is prescription or illegal opioids. The rapid increase in the use of prescription opioids has led to a dramatic increase in overdoses and overdose deaths. Furthermore, some people who misuse prescription opioids may start using heroin and other illegal substances with similar chemical structures that are cheaper and more readily available.

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