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This is an introduction to cultural landscapes of the National Park Service. The video is an overview of how cultural landscapes are defined and managed.
Learn more about the best practices for turf management as part of preservation maintenance of historic properties.
A video introduction to bridge grafting from Buckner Orchard. The technique is used to stabilize historic fruit trees.
This video of a replacement planting at historic Chatham Gardens demonstrates considerations for planting boxwood hedges in historic gardens.
These videos introduce turf management in cultural landscapes, including a history of turfgrass & how turfgrass can be managed to reflect historic character.
This six-minute video, "Exploring History," illustrates how history is central to the mission of the National Park Service.
Learn the three components of creating defensible space in a cultural landscape and review a example from the field that successfully uses these components.
An essential theme question is a building block of an audience-centered experience. Learn the qualities & some examples of good essential theme questions.
A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports describes their content, process, and format, with techniques for research, documentation, and evaluation.
Watch these video presentations to learn more about the National Register Landscape Initiative (NRLI).
Chapter 7 of the National Park Service Cultural Resource Management Guideline provides procedural guidance for the management of cultural landscapes.
This fact sheet provides considerations for making transportation systems accessible for persons with disabilities as well as offering additional links.
This handout provides a list of design principles, elements, considerations and best practices for creating or evaluating interpretive media.
Park staff are likely to be the 1st responders to an EMS incident. All NPS staff are encouraged to have training in CPR, AED use, and basic first aid.
A CUA is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services to a park that are determined to be an appropriate use of the park.
Successful interpretation enriches and enhances people’s experiences with heritage resources. It helps them explore personal meanings within a resource.
This competency describes how interpreters can continuously learn about, engage with, and build audience and community at their sites.
This "The Why of ACE" lesson plan [PDF] helps learners explore why we do what we do, what value parks have for society, and new trends in interpretation.
The Environmental Purchasing Newsletter provides green purchasing guidance, best practices, case studies, and training opportunities.
Describes the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by NPS interpreters to plan and develop interpretive media.
Provides a reference for interpreters to identify familiar concepts within the Foundations document and provoke discussion of evolving terms and concepts.
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.