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Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education Training

Dates: Monday October 22, 2012-Thursday October 25, 2012

Location: Estes Park, CO

Lead Trainer: Steve Archibald

Target Audience: Interpreters, public-affairs staff, communication specialists, wilderness managers, and non-agency partners and stakeholders.

Cost: None

Description: This course will help participants: Explain wilderness basics reflecting the values and benefits of wilderness in a changing world within and outside participants’ agency; Identify internal (including partners, friends groups, concessionaires, etc.) and external wilderness interpretation, education, and communication issues within and outside participants’ specialty areas and agencies; Develop action plans that use effective messaging techniques/strategies to address internal and external wilderness interpretation, education, and communication issues using a process that capitalizes on the diverse and collective skill sets participants bring; Develop interagency/local action plans to help reach out to key audiences with wilderness messaging; Design and present wilderness interpretation, communication, and education programs/opportunities for a variety of diverse internal and external audiences that, as an added benefit, will help bring along the next generation of wilderness stewards.

Enrollment: For Department of Interior employees and DOI Learn please click on the following link, log in, and submit a request to attend this course. Once approved by your supervisor, log back in to this link and enroll in the Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education Workshop.

For Department of Agriculture employees and AgLearn please click on the following link, log in, and search the course catalog using the keywords "wilderness education" Select the "Carhart Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education" workshop and register.

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