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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.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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Learn more about the best practices for turf management as part of preservation maintenance of historic properties.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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A video introduction to bridge grafting from Buckner Orchard. The technique is used to stabilize historic fruit trees.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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This video of a replacement planting at historic Chatham Gardens demonstrates considerations for planting boxwood hedges in historic gardens.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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These videos introduce turf management in cultural landscapes, including a history of turfgrass & how turfgrass can be managed to reflect historic character.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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This six-minute video, "Exploring History," illustrates how history is central to the mission of the National Park Service.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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Learn the three components of creating defensible space in a cultural landscape and review a example from the field that successfully uses these components.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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An essential theme question is a building block of an audience-centered experience. Learn the qualities & some examples of good essential theme questions.
Published by: | Content Team: Audience Centered Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields, Foundations of Interpretation

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A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports describes their content, process, and format, with techniques for research, documentation, and evaluation.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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Chapter 7 of the National Park Service Cultural Resource Management Guideline provides procedural guidance for the management of cultural landscapes.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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This fact sheet provides considerations for making transportation systems accessible for persons with disabilities as well as offering additional links.
Published by: | Content Team: Accessibility, Service Wide Skills, Roads, Trails and Grounds, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields

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This handout provides a list of design principles, elements, considerations and best practices for creating or evaluating interpretive media.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields, Interpretive Media

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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.
Published by: | Content Team: Visitor and Resource Protection, NPS Career Fields

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A CUA is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services to a park that are determined to be an appropriate use of the park.
Published by: | Content Team: Visitor and Resource Protection, NPS Career Fields

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Successful interpretation enriches and enhances people’s experiences with heritage resources. It helps them explore personal meanings within a resource.
Published by: | Content Team: Foundations of Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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This competency describes how interpreters can continuously learn about, engage with, and build audience and community at their sites.
Published by: | Content Team: Foundations of Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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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.
Published by: | Content Team: Audience Centered Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields, Interpretive Leadership

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The Environmental Purchasing Newsletter provides green purchasing guidance, best practices, case studies, and training opportunities.
Published by: | Content Team: Facility Management, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields

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Provides a reference for interpreters to identify familiar concepts within the Foundations document and provoke discussion of evolving terms and concepts.
Published by: | Content Team: Foundations of Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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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.
Published by: | Content Team: Audience Centered Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields

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Tips to help you create better visual elements in your presentations - PowerPoint and otherwise.
Published by: | Content Team: Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields, Learning and Development, Workforce and Inclusion Directorate, Service Wide Skills

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Provides tools to help build your skills in staying positive, provisional, specific & focusing on quality while helping interpreters improve their craft.
Published by: | Content Team: Audience Centered Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields, Interpretive Leadership

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The Arc of Dialogue is a useful and effective question scaffolding strategy for interpretive programs and media products.
Published by: | Content Team: Audience Centered Interpretation, Interpretation and Education, NPS Career Fields
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