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There are many ways to collect data so that we learn from both our mistakes and successes. Learn how data allows us to make informed decisions.
What makes your park & education program relevant to young audiences? Use these resources to develop or improve your park's education program.
This resource will help you design curriculum-based materials and activities that can be posted on the NPS Educators Portal as a lesson plan.
The NPS has an obligation to make all published educational materials accessible to people of all abilities. Learn how to fulfill 508 compliance requirements in this resource.
Designing education opportunities to measure and ensure student learning is occurring is essential, and it doesn't have to be a test or quiz. Learn alternate forms here.
Access guidance on how to select and define vocabulary words for the lesson plan(s) you create for the NPS Educators Portal.
Learn how to make the background information in your lesson plan bring your park to life within the context of a classroom curriculum.
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.
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.
Use the ACE Wheel Model rubric to help you see what you're shining at and make your audience centered experiences even better.
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
This guidance is for archeologists who are working with educators to create lesson plans that use archeological artifacts and 3D technology.
The Commercial Services Program administers concession contracts and commercial use authorizations (CUAs) in national parks.
An is a professional communicator who facilitates audience understanding and appreciation of park resources and our nation’s stories and treasures.
A selection of resources for anyone tasked with training and/or coaching interpreters, or anyone interested in beginning to develop those skills.
Curb Free with Corey Lee is a travel blog from the perspective of a wheelchair user. It is a great accessibility resource.
The Interpretive Development Program offers the following training opportunities to support your skill development with interpretive media.
Describes the competency (knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors) for interpreting climate change in the NPS; identifies a standard for success.
The Interpretive Development Program offers these training opportunities to support your skill development for interpreting climate change.
These lesson plans are tailor-made to mix and match, helping seasonals or returning employees encounter the skills of Audience Centered interpretation.
This resource raises awareness of the current NPS service-wide strategic plans available as well as a new framework applicable to your individual plans.
Learn more about cultural competence and the importance of helping children learn to navigate the space between what they believe and what others believe.
In this resource you will begin to think about your current education team and how you might be able to maximize the experience in it.
Learn how organizations can benefit from diversity when women and underrepresented minorities are not just hired but are included in the culture.
Explore what 21st Century Skills are and begin to think about how you can address them in the education programs at your site.