You may have a special place –a place you can return to and connect to good memories, or have peace and quiet, a place to think and restore surrounded by your favorite comforting things. For some this may be in your room surrounded by memories and books, for others this may be a library, and … Continue reading Use a funnel to find your special place
Beyond philosophy: A Sample Interpretation Strategy There is a lot of philosophy, training and discussion about the character of a good interpretation effort. A lot of emphasis is placed on planning and delivering a program. NAI’s Certified Interpretive Guide training is 32 hours focused on the elements and character of a meaningful and memorable program … Continue reading Beyond philosophy: A Sample Interpretation Strategy
Like brainstorming, maybe we need to “planstorm” before we begin to plan by asking a defining question: What the heck are we doing? Preparing to team teach interpretation planning with Dr. Teresa Coble as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University’s on-line graduate program, is causing me to think back on what I know … Continue reading Planstorm before you plan
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!
I was recently developing an interpretation plan for a restored stream running through a highly developed area in a moderate size community. The watershed is mainly strip mall parking lots. The stream had been more of a ditch and was not very attractive. It had been an ignored and litter-filled eyesore that residents looked away … Continue reading Stream, Stakeholders and Values