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Marc Stern and Robert Powell have uncovered a simple set of outcomes that every environmental education program should be aiming towards.
Virtually visit Samuel West's Museum of Failure to access a physical catalog of what fails and why it did to better understand how we might succeed in the future.
What interests you? What do you love learning about? Building Audience Centered Experiences (ACE) is all about how curious we are
The key to transformative experiences is thinking in verbs. What're the actions you’re hoping visitors will take in their own worlds?
In this resource, learn how to encourage your visitors to participate and express themselves virtually.
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.
This competency describes the skills for designing visitor experience through collaboration, knowledge of medium and technique, analysis and iteration.
Learn how to identify and solve challenges by using tools designed to challenge assumptions, rethink paradigms and drive insight, innovation and action.
The Audience Centered Experience (ACE) approach to interpretation allows parks to gain skills in critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, global awareness and scientific literacy.
This series of tests from Project Implicit measures implicit biases and preferences regarding race, abilities, gender, age, appearance and other factors.
Interpreters and educators do not practice in a vacuum; they bring to their work personal experiences, values, and biases. Learn more about cultural competency and bias here!
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.
Describes how interpreters and educators develop critical self-awareness of values and bias as a means to better communicate with diverse audiences.
This page provides access to a "starter kit" of resources to help you develop and hone your skills in facilitated dialogue.
Learn about the de-escalation model, S.L.O.W., and the ways you can implement the model in your interactions with park visitors.
For this activity, you’ll be watching or listening to a short interpretive program, then trying your hand at coaching the interpreter who offered that product. Dave’s Program Your coachee is Dave. You’ll learn a bit more about Dave in a bit. But first, take an opportunity to watch Dave’s program: Getting to Know Dave Of
Interprecon is an online learning experience focused on interpretation and education featuring exciting talks presented by field-based practitioners across the NPS and beyond.
Use the ACE Wheel Model rubric to help you see what you're shining at and make your audience centered experiences even better.
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
Access a list of discussion guides designed to help you open lines of discussion with visitors, explore new perspectives, invite mutual learning, and potentially evolve collective meaning.
This guide provides information about how to approach dialogue surrounding the history of slavery, freedom, and race in America.
Learn how to transform your website into a thriving hub of a much larger creative community by just checking the fuel gauge and seeing how full of good, useful content your website is.
Learn how to leverage social media and questions to engage visitors and encourage them to join a virtual conversation.
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.
This page provides links to a variety of resources to help you plan, design and develop site-produced interpretive media products.