This introductory training session helps learners explore why we do what we do, what value parks have for society, and how new trends in interpretation, such as audience centered experiences, can expand what we thought was possible. It is targeted at a seasonal audience, though it will be useful at all developmental levels.
Two versions/options of a lesson plan for this training session are available:
At the end of the session trainees should be able to:
- Identify and articulate to others the purpose and potential of parks in society
- Identify and articulate to others the ways audience contribution helps enrich experience
- Recognize the three-fold goals of interpretation and the Foundations of Interpretation
Looking For More on Audience Centered Experiences?
You can find much more self-guided learning and all of the materials for making yourself an ACE in the Audience Centered Experience Interpretation workbook.
You can find links to seasonal lesson plans which support this emerging skill set in the Audience Centered Experience Trainers’ Guide.