After interpreters and archeologists develop an interpretive product together, the product will still need maintenance. Develop your upkeep plan here!
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This resource raises awareness of the current NPS service-wide strategic plans available as well as a new framework applicable to your individual plans.
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
Via a study conducted by New York University's Dolly Chugh, learn more about bias and strategies to reduce your implicit bias.
Learn how to align education standards to your park's education program to ensure that a higher level of learning is attained by students.
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 how to understand your audience & choose techniques that maximize the connection students make with parks & the learning opportunities that can occur.
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.
This page provides links to a variety of resources to help you plan, design, and develop site-produced interpretive media products.
This competency describes the skills for designing visitor experience through collaboration, knowledge of medium and technique, analysis and iteration.
Land Acknowledgments are statements developed in consultation as a means to recognize the connections between indigenous people and their ancestral lands.
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.
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.
Learn about the de-escalation model, S.L.O.W., and the ways you can implement the model in your interactions with park visitors.
In this resource, learn how to encourage your visitors to participate and express themselves virtually.
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.