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This page provides links to a variety of resources to help you plan, design, and develop site-produced interpretive media products.
The Stewardship Atlas gathers stewardship-enriching tools, from the basics of engagement to extraordinary and innovative ideas from parks across the country. Resources that help cultivate engagement with parks. It’s a gathering place for ideas that also offers growing space for all to contribute their success stories and experiences. Since the NPS is vast, it’s difficult to
The Trainer Toolbox Summary provides training tools and resources that any trainer or presenter can use to create and/or improve their course content.
The following reading list provides book titles to help both new and seasoned leaders gain new perspectives and develop their skills in leadership and personnel management.
Did you know? Performance plans for supervisors/managers must include the Mandatory Supervisory/Managerial Critical Element #1, which addresses the level of performance expected for carrying out supervisory duties. This helps outline your role as a supervisor, holds you to a standard of supervision, and helps get you credit for the work you do leading your team.
This competency describes the skills for designing visitor experience through collaboration, knowledge of medium and technique, analysis and iteration.
The NPS has Section 106 Regional Coordinators assigned to each region. The contact information for each 106 Regional Coordinator is provided below.
Overview The Standard Cooperating Association Agreement requires NPS units to document intellectual property items through Exhibit B – Intellectual Property or as part of Annual Operating Plans. Incorporating intellectual property into the Standard Cooperative Association Agreement documents the generally existing ownership and licensing practices between the National Park Service and its Cooperating Association partners. Exhibit
This resource provides guidance and outlines the processes content contributors must follow if they want to share media content on the CLP.
Land Acknowledgments are statements developed in consultation as a means to recognize the connections between indigenous people and their ancestral lands.
Your Regional Environmental Coordinator should be your first point of contact for park-specific NEPA questions.
Reviews the WCAG 2.0 standard, highlighting Level A and AA Success Criteria and its effects to Sections 508 and 255 standards and guidelines.
In this advanced session, the presenters discuss the provisions of Chapter 5 Software in the revised Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines.
Overview The Revised Section 508 Standards were published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017. What will change when they become enforceable? This recorded webinar compares the 2000 Section 508 Standards with the 2017 Revised Section 508 Standards. The presenters conduct a side-by-side review of the old versus revised Section 508 Standards. What is different? What
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.
When tree removal is needed in NPS cultural landscapes, the preservation objective is generally to replace contributing trees in order to preserve the historic character. These considerations for planning, planting, and establishment will make your tree replacement project a success.
Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
As we shift to sharing park resources and stories in a virtual sphere, use the best practices outlined in this guide to help you plan and execute an engaging virtual tour for your visitors.
Social media can be an audience centered, resource driven experience – the resource is the battery and the visitor is the light that shines.
Using social media to engage and interact with your visitors? Use this resource as a reference guide to encourage and shape how you acknowledge and respond to them.
Learn about what is and isn't covered by copyright laws as a Government employee who creates content. Can it be remixed? Can others use it without permission? Learn here!
Learn how you can use ACE to develop programs and experiences for your younger audiences too!
Learn how to leverage social media and questions to engage visitors and encourage them to join a virtual conversation.
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.
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.