In my last blog I presented an interpretation strategy designed to identify audiences critical to the success of a site and give examples of interpretation programs to reach those groups. Those examples all involved personal interpretation. A interpretation plan would include non-personal interpretation: Exhibits, signage and publications. To be effective a site needs to employ … Continue reading From Personal to Non-personal Interpretation
We adjust our interview questions for full-time park interpreters fairly regularly. A few years ago I added: Name three ways you turn information into interpretation. I like the question and believe it tells us a lot about what an applicant understands about the art of interpretation. I feel it’s a very easy question with a … Continue reading Top 10 ways to turn information into interpretation
A little training is good for the soul…and everything else, too! You’ve heard the saying that goes something like: “The only thing constant in the universe is change.” You’ve also heard that “If you are not moving forward (as in changing) you are moving backward.” I’ve just enjoyed a fine winter of training. I have … Continue reading A little training is good for the soul…and everything else, too!
Best practices change how you think. It’s natural that each of us believes that the way we select to accomplish something is the best way to accomplish it. If not, we’d choose another method. Among a large group of people several methods may be chosen and each person thinks they have discovered the best method … Continue reading Best practices change how you think.