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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.
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.
Watch this fun 6 minute talk that gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning and get students excited about how the world works.
What if assessment was more than tests, exams, and quizzes? What if assessment could become a park educator’s best friend?
The following draft elements of success were created by the Interpretation And Education Peer Feedback Community in September 2016.
How can park educators, interpreters, and educators can utilize techniques of historical studies to enhance student learning on visits to national parks?
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.