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This "Recognizing and Reducing Bias" lesson plan [PDF] explores our knowledge of self through the Johari's Window. It is targeted at a seasonal audience.
Tips to help you create better visual elements in your presentations - PowerPoint and otherwise.
Provides tools to help build your skills in staying positive, provisional, specific & focusing on quality while helping interpreters improve their craft.
The Arc of Dialogue is a useful and effective question scaffolding strategy for interpretive programs and media products.
Learn how tour company MuseumHack guides “earn” deeper engagement from an audience by using a traffic light-based model of audience centered experience.
Learn more about pop-up interpretive experiences – short, ephemeral interactions where visitors stumble on opportunities to connect with the resource.
Use this Interpretive Bingo tool to help you analyze interpretive materials and media on their relevance, visitor participation, proper techniques and more!
Use this lesson plan to help you recognize and reduce bias as you create your interpretive and educational programs.
Learn how to identify and solve challenges by using tools designed to challenge assumptions, rethink paradigms and drive insight, innovation and action.
The techniques you integrate in audience centered experiences can have a profound impact on the visitor, our parks, and society.
Learn effective techniques to engage your audience and encourage reflection and expression in your interpretive programs.
The following draft elements of success were created by the Interpretation And Education Peer Feedback Community in September 2016.
Published in April 2014, this paper presents a 21st Century vision for NPS Interpretation that nurtures a citizenry of lifelong learners.
A Five-year Interdisciplinary Strategy for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers as We Enter the Second Century of the National Park Service.
This collection of facilitated dialogue brown bag resources can help you create your own conversations that lead the way to a more inclusive, diverse NPS.
Examples of potential strategies and techniques for interpreting the significance and relevance of climate change at national parks
Example of an Outline for a Facilitated Dialogue Program on Endangered Species; developed by Carol Blaney, interpretive trainer and consultant
Short video clips capture a 2011 reenactment of a slave auction at the Old Courthouse, Jefferson Nat'l Expansion Mem, in partnership with local community
The Story of Immigrant Soldiers at Manassas is a 6-minute video written and narrated by the middle school students
Here is a short reminder of the many ways interpreters and educators can gather knowledge about their audiences through informal methods.
The NPS Director created an Accessibility Task Force to recommend a more effective organizational approach to improving accessibility across the service.
Examples of techniques and strategies for interpreting climate change in which audience members are included as co-creators of their experiences.
Example of an arc of dialogue for a Facilitated Dialogue Program to interpret climate change; developed by the Internat'l Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
This short video highlights the critical role of interpretation in the National Park Service in response to climate change.
These short videos highlight some of the climate change impacts and related scientific research that is occurring in national parks.