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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
Ground-breaking report, published in 2011 by OAH, examines National Park Service's "aspiration to become the nation's largest outdoor history classroom."
This study helps you think about your role as an interpretive facilitator and the skills needed to interpret with your audience rather than for them.
This manual was written during the summer of 1995. The primary author, Julie Reed, was interning at the Georgetown University Volunteer and Public Service Center at the time. “Reflection” is a vital component of service-learning. This manual was designed for educators and leaders of service groups who have an interest and a commitment to provide
Principles of Media Design and Composition This handout provides a list of interpretive media design principles, elements, and best practices