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Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education Training

Dates: Monday March 18, 2013-Thursday March 21, 2013

Location: St. Marks, FL

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.

Resources:
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" http://www.aglearn.usda.gov/. Select the "Carhart Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education" workshop and register.



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