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What makes your park & education program relevant to young audiences? Use these resources to develop or improve your park's education program.
Participants will explore strategies to provide space for diverse and multiple viewpoints and establish space for sensitive topics
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.
Social media can be an audience centered, resource driven experience – the resource is the battery and the visitor is the light that shines.
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.
Find a series of quick reference guides to help you build new digital experiences for your visitors. The guides are easily downloadable as PDFs, or browsable right here on the CLP.
The Interpreting Climate Change virtual course provides an overview of the practical knowledge and skills that will enable interpreters to develop effective, engaging programming for both natural and cultural sites.
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.
The Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands is offering an online certificate program aimed at helping professionals establish a strong foundation in the physical and programmatic components of accessibility compliance. During the four-unit course, participants will explore various components of disability and accessibility, access, and standards and guidelines for accessible design. Each of the
These free webinars presented by educators from parks all over America can give you new ideas and best practices to power your education programming.
Participants will be exposed to new ways of crafting visitor experiences that let your audience express themselves, discuss powerful issues facing them today, and share their perspectives within your site.
Promising practices for engaging diverse youth and their families in national parks.
Learn how to integrate activities into your lesson plans to create effective and engaging lessons for students.
This competency describes the skills needed by interpreters and archeologists to effectively interpret the archeological resources of the National Parks.
After interpreters and archeologists work together to develop an interpretive product, the product continues to require maintenance. Learn how to develop a useful maintenance plan for your product in this resource!
A NPS education developer coordinates educational program logistics, collaborates with partners, facilitates development of programs, & evaluates programs.
Learn how one individual identified her park challenges, the benefits of working with partners, ways to include them in the planning process, and assessment strategies.
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.
Use the Rocky Mountain NP Education Team's handouts to prepare teachers, manage chaperones expectations, and train education staff.
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.
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!