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With your team, apply to participate in a FY20 cohort-based learning experience that aligns park experiences with 21st century visitation trends.
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.
This resource will help you design curriculum-based materials and activities that can be posted on the NPS Educators Portal as a lesson plan.
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.
New online learning activities have recently been released: Choosing Essential Theme Questions, Exploring Dialogic Questions, Crafting Good Story Arcs, & Making Safe Space for Visitor Expression.
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.
This primer provides an overview of the planning and design basics needed to develop interpretive media products.
This self-paced course explores the reasons we write and teaches the essential elements of effective interpretive writing.
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.
Welcome to the Interpreting Climate Change (ICC) Self-Study Modules. These modules are designed for self-study -- in your own time and at your own pace.
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.
In this course, you'll learn about guidelines and techniques for each stage of an on-site customer service visit: preparation, arrival, service, wrap up, and follow up.
The primary function of the Regulations Program is to develop and coordinate the publication of regulations that govern VRP in NPS units.