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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.
Last week, the American Civil War got a lot more relevant to me - how we memorialize the Confederate Cause creates an opportunity.
Three types of content support the 21st century interpretive experience: agency-created, visitor-created, and community-created content.
Developing an interpretive product around an overarching essential question, rather than a theme, creates the space for co-discovery with your audience.
What I know...and what I don’t know: The highs and lows of evolving our interpretive craft.
Interpretation grounded in our tangible places has never been more important. Research shows that Americans trust parks, museums, and grandma above all.
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.
Guides trainees to identify good skills they already use, and consider how to build from there to include more audience centered strategies.
This lesson plan guides interpretive trainees through activities and examples that investigate two strategies for categorizing audience centered questions.
Provides tools to help build your skills in staying positive, provisional, specific & focusing on quality while helping interpreters improve their craft.
Learn about the Four Truths framework established by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission for understanding truths based on 4 categories.
The Arc of Dialogue is a useful and effective question scaffolding strategy for interpretive programs and media products.
Learn how tour company MuseumHack guides “earn” deeper engagement from an audience by using a traffic light-based model of audience centered experience.
Learn more about pop-up interpretive experiences – short, ephemeral interactions where visitors stumble on opportunities to connect with the resource.
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.
Learn how to identify and solve challenges by using tools designed to challenge assumptions, rethink paradigms and drive insight, innovation and action.
Designed to take learners - both new to audience centered experiences and those versed in the concept - through an investigation of the four truths.
The techniques you integrate in audience centered experiences can have a profound impact on the visitor, our parks, and society.
This article encourages interpreters to communicate a variety of relevant meanings and values to their audiences as times evolve and change.
Learn effective techniques to engage your audience and encourage reflection and expression in your interpretive programs.
In this article Donald W. Shriver, Jr. proposes Americans learn from three concepts that guided the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.