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Do you have questions about the Park Ranger (Interpretation) Standard Position Description? Find answers here!
This recorded webinar informs affected employees about the implementation of the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions and the potential impact to their own positions.
Make your EPAPs reflect the work you and your staff are really doing and become more marketable with NPS standardized EPAP language.
The NER Visitor Experience and Community Engagement SharePoint offers interpretation and education employees a place to share ideas and information.
Educators have a role to play in creating classrooms where students learn to listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences
This resource is invaluable for people who create learning experiences from education programs to formal or informal training for employees or volunteers.
Learn more about the importance of including historical photographs into your lesson plans and interpretive programs.
There are phrases that, if we use them more often, will result in others perceiving us in a way that will build bridges and increase trust.
This recorded webinar provides supervisors, managers, and human resources specialists the necessary tools to effectively implement the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions.
There are many ways to collect data so that we learn from both our mistakes and successes. Learn how data allows us to make informed decisions.
What makes your park & education program relevant to young audiences? Use these resources to develop or improve your park's education program.
This resource will help you design curriculum-based materials and activities that can be posted on the NPS Educators Portal as a lesson plan.
The NPS has an obligation to make all published educational materials accessible to people of all abilities. Learn how to fulfill 508 compliance requirements in this resource.
Designing education opportunities to measure and ensure student learning is occurring is essential, and it doesn't have to be a test or quiz. Learn alternate forms here.
Access guidance on how to select and define vocabulary words for the lesson plan(s) you create for the NPS Educators Portal.
Learn how to make the background information in your lesson plan bring your park to life within the context of a classroom curriculum.
Learn how to integrate activities into your lesson plans to create effective and engaging lessons for students.
Objectives inform students of the purpose of the lesson & what they can expect to learn by the end of the lesson or activity. Learn how to create quality objectives for your lesson plans.
Essential Questions help focus content on the crucial & important parts of a lesson. Good questions provoke thought & encourage students to think critically about the subject.
Use the ACE Wheel Model rubric to help you see what you're shining at and make your audience centered experiences even better.
The Interpretive Wheel model is one way to wrap your head around what Audience Centered Experiences look like in the field. Learn more about the model and how to use it in this resource.
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
In this video, you will learn the characteristics of implicit bias and the three reasons why we must address implicit bias and create an Implicit Bias Approach to empower our country.
This competency describes the skills needed by interpreters and archeologists to effectively interpret the archeological resources of the National Parks.
A selection of resources for anyone tasked with training and/or coaching interpreters, or anyone interested in beginning to develop those skills.