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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
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!
Learn more about the Common Core and how it encourages teachers to offer up complex content for their students to analyze, look for biases, and solve problems.
In this resource, learn how to send invites to volunteers and partners so they can join the CLP.
Learn more about students who were tasked with creating a gravity-driven water filtration system that gets dirty water as clean as possible and the results.
Learn how teacher Monique Trauger inspired and encouraged her students to be creative and open in a writing exercise and how can you use this technique!
As a curriculum-based education program specialist in a national park, you have the ability to significantly impact lives; learn how an effective work environment can strengthen your team and increase the impact you make.
Learn more about the importance of including historical photographs into your lesson plans and interpretive programs.
Students want to be connected to their learning and in control of it. Learn how to make learning real, relevant, and relatable for student visitors.
September 2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School where nine students shaped American history.
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.
Learn more about cultural competence and the importance of helping children learn to navigate the space between what they believe and what others believe.
Learn how organizations can benefit from diversity when women and underrepresented minorities are not just hired but are included in the culture.
Learn six strategies for building strong relationships with students that are at the heart of a culturally inclusive classroom community.
Learn how to create an effective & engaging exercise using a Magic Maker Cube; a Magic Maker Cube has a different prompt activity on each of its six sides.
Design thinking is being applied to many different industries and professions. Learn how you can uncover new stories and help your message reach the audiences that need them most.
Watch the video by Nina Simon to learn how you can incorporate active participation for all visitors at your park.
Access the case study to learn how you can incorporate design thinking into your work process and increase/diversify visitation at your park.
Gain a new perspective as you discover the parallels between historical and design thinking.
Facilitating adult learning is different than working with children and very few of us have explicit training in this area. Learn some tips here!
Introverts are often expected to fit into the extrovert ideal which can lead to self-negation, turning inward or withdrawing. Learn 6 strategies to help introverts thrive.
In this article you will examine various educational theories; knowing how people learn can help to improve existing educational programs & develop new programs for park visitors.