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Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education Training

Dates: Monday November 18, 2013-Friday November 22, 2013

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Lead Trainer: Steve Archibald

Target Audience: Park Rangers - Interpretation, Wilderness Rangers, Environmental/Conservation Educators, Public Affairs Officers, Outdoor Recreation Planners, Chiefs of Interpretation, and Visitor Services Specialists/Managers.

Cost: $100 per participant

Description: This course will help participants: Explain wilderness basics reflecting the values and benefits of wilderness and the qualities of wilderness character 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 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; 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 Training.

For Department of Agriculture employees and AgLearn please click on the following link, log in, and search the course catalog using the keywords "wilderness interpretation" http://www.aglearn.usda.gov/. Select the "Carhart Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education" training and register.



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