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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.
This handout provides useful guidance for interpreters on embracing controversy as an interpretive tool, while avoiding the pitfalls of conflict.
Audience Beliefs and Attitudes About Climate Change is a Power Point presentation about the Six Americas Report by NPS Instructor Angie Richman.
These best practices and attitudes can serve as guidelines for communicating with the public about critic or controversial issues such as climate change.
Example of a facilitated dialogue program on immigration -- Kitchen Conversations from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New Your City.
Defines the core values statements of the History Relevance Campaign and the seven principles of history that drive the efforts of the Campaign.
In 1975, Freeman Tilden, the author of "Interpreting Our Heritage" and pioneer in the field of Interpretation, shared his hopes for the American Bicentennial.
This resource provides an overview of the national and agency-specific policy mandates and guidance for interpreting climate change in national parks.
This study helps you think about your role as an interpretive facilitator and the skills needed to interpret with your audience rather than for them.
This manual was written during the summer of 1995. The primary author, Julie Reed, was interning at the Georgetown University Volunteer and Public Service Center at the time. “Reflection” is a vital component of service-learning. This manual was designed for educators and leaders of service groups who have an interest and a commitment to provide
Principles of Media Design and Composition This handout provides a list of interpretive media design principles, elements, and best practices