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The NPS Director created an Accessibility Task Force to recommend a more effective organizational approach to improving accessibility across the service.
The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation.
Examples of techniques and strategies for interpreting climate change in which audience members are included as co-creators of their experiences.
This excerpt from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report captures the four-tiered understanding of truth and outlines how these truths interact.
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.
These presentation notes were used by instructor Kim Sikoryak in his 2005 TEL Broadcast on Interpreting Controversy.
The Facilitated Dialogue Coaching Form is for use by supervisors and peer coaches to assess facilitated dialogue as an interpretive experience.
This handout helps explain the four phases of the Arc of Dialogue model of interpretation, moving interpreters through each phase.
This worksheet is designed to help field rangers brainstorm, craft and revise dialogic interpretive experiences.
Explains the components of facilitated dialogue and includes a suite of techniques interpreters can use to elicit audience input and expression.
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.
Interpreters can use this worksheet to think through the steps of creating an interpretive program or product about climate change.
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.
The History Relevance Campaign is a diverse group of history professionals posing questions about what makes the past relevant today.
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 lesson helps participants define engagement techniques, audience centered techniques, and facilitation methods, and develop their own ACT toolboxes.
The outlined sessions may be used to construct training which introduces staff to the concepts of personal bias and increasing their emotional intelligence.
An introduction for staff to the three-fold goal of interpretation and helps staff imagine how their interactions with visitors helps support these goals.
This resource provides an overview of the national and agency-specific policy mandates and guidance for interpreting climate change in national parks.
Preparing Interpretation Leaders for Our Second Century As the National Park Service moves into its second century, there is urgency for Interpretation staff to have the skills to prioritize and leverage limited resources in order to serve our audiences and communities. Interpretation leaders need to be business savvy and deliberate about choosing actions and initiatives that