Defining and Developing Nature Tourism

I recently spoke to Arkansas’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism about nature tourism. Here are notes from my comments. Nature tourism is a huge component in the tourism economy of every state. People are drawn to nature in many ways, ranging from motorcycle touring to weeklong backpacking through a dramatic Wilderness Area, paddling a Wild and Scenic River, … Continue reading Defining and Developing Nature Tourism

Just training? Or … SYNERGY!

We just completed our annual interpretation workshop. I was reminded at every turn how important and valuable this regular training is. The word? SYNERGY!!  We had 70 attendees from all types of interpretation positions – tour guides, gardeners, museum program assistants, living historians, interpreters and supervisors. And they were from all types of settings – … Continue reading Just training? Or … SYNERGY!

A little training is good for the soul…and everything else, too!

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!