FWS staff who are involved in presenting Interpretive Programs.
Summary and Objectives:
Interpretation provokes participation in resource stewardship and helps system visitors understand their relationships to, and impacts on, those resources. This class provides time-tested tools, and techniques for connecting visitors to the resources. Once enrolled, participants will participate in the Eppley Institute online "Foundations of Interpretation" self-study class. This class must be completed prior to participation in the eight online, instructor-led sessions focused on FWS-specific interpretive topics.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the history and philosophy of interpretation.
- Describe the interpretive process.
- Prepare theme, goals and objectives for a program.
- Recognize the importance of providing interpretation.