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This competency describes the skills for designing visitor experience through collaboration, knowledge of medium and technique, analysis and iteration.
What interests you? What do you love learning about? Building Audience Centered Experiences (ACE) is all about how curious we are
On this page, you will find a series of articles featuring successful virtual Interpretation and Education programs that align with the Foundation of Interpretation, Competencies for 21st Century Interpretation.
John Day Fossil Beds (JODA) didn’t take the task of celebrating National Junior Ranger Day during the spring of 2020 lying down. They rose to the challenge of COVID lockdowns and travel restrictions by creating fun, engaging digital content for Junior Rangers of all ages to explore this remote park. In the process, they reached
Rangers at Golden Gate National Recreation Area worked with partners to create a climate change training with inclusion and diversity in mind.
Learn more about the virtual program Tadaima! and how it can be used as a case study for park units to connect people to their parks.
The camera follows Alex, a park visitor using a wheelchair as he explores Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). He shares the fact that public transit in his hometown isn’t accessible, so the ease, friendliness and safety of the Sequoia shuttle system is meaningful. Alex is a nature lover but after his spinal injury
The following draft elements of success were created by the Interpretation And Education Peer Feedback Community in September 2016.
The Audience Centered Experience (ACE) approach to interpretation allows parks to gain skills in critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, global awareness, and scientific literacy.
The key to transformative experiences is thinking in verbs. What're the actions you’re hoping visitors will take in their own worlds?
Marc Stern and Robert Powell have uncovered a simple set of outcomes that every environmental education program should be aiming towards.
Describes how interpreters and educators develop critical self-awareness of values and bias as a means to better communicate with diverse audiences.
Interprecon is an online learning experience focused on interpretation and education featuring exciting talks presented by field-based practitioners across the NPS and beyond.
New online learning activities have recently been released: Choosing Essential Theme Questions, Exploring Dialogic Questions, Crafting Good Story Arcs, & Making Safe Space for Visitor Expression.
Learn how organizations can benefit from diversity when women and underrepresented minorities are not just hired but are included in the culture.
This easy-to-read chart outlines the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of techniques for facilitated dialogue.
Dialogic questions are the heartbeat of audience-centered experiences. Here are guidelines and examples of dialogic questions.
This competency describes how interpreters and educators embrace site research and continuous collaborative learning about the relevance of their sites.
An essential theme question is a building block of an audience-centered experience. Learn the qualities & some examples of good essential theme questions.
Learn more about what it means to be an interpreter in the 21st century!
Successful interpretation enriches and enhances people’s experiences with heritage resources. It helps them explore personal meanings within a resource.
This competency describes how interpreters can continuously learn about, engage with, and build audience and community at their sites.
Provides a reference for interpreters to identify familiar concepts within the Foundations document and provoke discussion of evolving terms and concepts.
Guides trainees to identify good skills they already use, and consider how to build from there to include more audience centered strategies.
This article encourages interpreters to communicate a variety of relevant meanings and values to their audiences as times evolve and change.