Lesson Plan: ACE in Action


This ACE in Action Lesson Plan [PDF] helps interpretive trainees identify the qualities of good interpretation that they already know. Trainees then analyze an example of an audience centered experience to illustrate how ACE builds on a familiar foundation of skills, and how ACE elements can be easily incorporated.

This lesson plan was developed for the Forging Connections Through Audience Centered Experiences classroom training. You can use or adapt it for seasonal training or other park interpretive training and it will be useful at all developmental levels.


At the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Identify the multiple components of all good interpretive products
  • Identify the components that create opportunities for ACE, based on the example program presented
  • Observe and begin to understand how the shift to ACE is a “tweak and a shift, not a discontinuity”

Looking For More on Audience Centered Experiences?

Audience Centered Experience Button - Two Pictogram Visitors talking to a pictogram rangerYou can find much more self-guided learning and all of the materials for making yourself an ACE in the Audience Centered Experience Interpretation workbook.

Interpretive Leadership button - a pictogram ranger leading a group of other rangers higherYou can find links to seasonal lesson plans which support this emerging skill set in the Audience Centered Experience Trainers’ Guide.

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