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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

  • Essential Elements of Interpretive Writing

    Why do you write? Is it to inform, instruct, or persuade your audience? Or do you write to help your audience think or feel something new? Effective interpretive writers have basic skills in writing and understand the art and practice of interpretation. This course explores the reasons we write and teaches the essential elements of effective interpretive writing.

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    $59.00

  • 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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  • Fundamentals of Wilderness Stewardship Certificate - Cohort Beginning October 1st

    Explore the history, philosophy, and application of wilderness law and policy in the United States. This seven-month course of study provides a comprehensive understanding of the basics of management in designated wilderness areas.
    This certificate is designed for early-career, full-time, NWPS Wilderness program managers.
    Interested in a similar experience for those federal agency personnel working in units with Wilderness or seasonal Wilderness rangers? See our Basics of Wilderness Stewardship Certificate.
    Download the 2018 Fundamentals of Wilderness Stewardship Certificate Course Syllabus Learn More

    $450.00

  • 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

  • Lighting

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    Lighting enhances, extends and promotes the use of parks and public places after dark. The way we light our parks can have serious effects on public perception of safety and can cause negative effects on people and the environment.

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  • 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

  • World Parks Academy Webinar: Play and Resiliency amid COVID-19, Part 2

    In part two of this free webinar series, join us for inspiring ideas of play and resiliency from around the world. Learn about physical materials like playful care packages to combat social isolation in inner cities and Play It Safe Kits to re-envision streets for play; recreation opportunities using Indigenous games; and practical toolkits for families to connect with nature during COVID-19. Advocating for active and outdoor play at home and in parks and nature is uniting the world’s Parks and Recreation Professionals together to share ideas and expertise to help heal all families in the world. #naturenevercloses

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  • World Parks Academy Webinar: What is the Green Flag Award?

    Originating in England in 1996, the Green Flag Award program now recognizes and rewards over 2,000 well-managed parks and green spaces in 15 countries around the world. In this webinar we will explore what makes the program such a success - Is it the unique combination of peer-to-peer judging with political influence? The flexible approach to the 8 key criteria? Or its growing stance as a management ‘mantra’ amongst park professionals. In addition to this you will learn how you can apply the methodology to improve your day to day management of parks. Join us as we navigate these questions and more in this friendly and informative presentation. Learn More

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