Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education TrainingDates: Monday November 18, 2013-Friday November 22, 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Lead Trainer: Steve Archibald
Target Audience: Park Rangers – Interpretation, Environmental/Conservation Educators, Wilderness Rangers, Public Affairs Officers, Outdoor Recreation Planners, Chiefs of Interpretation, Visitor Services Specialists/Managers, Staff interacting with and interpreting to/educating visitors.
Cost: $100 per participant
Description: How do you “forge emotional and intellectual connections” between your visitors and the big W -- Wilderness? Here is your chance to deepen your understanding of America’s National Wilderness Preservation System and enhance your skills communicating key wilderness messages with your audiences. This 3-day training will include a 1/2 day field excursion to a designated wilderness area.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Describe the values and benefits of wilderness; Explain the five qualities of wilderness character; Identify and review wilderness interpretation, education, and communication issues; Develop effective wilderness interpretation, education, and/or communication techniques/strategies; Design and present a wilderness interpretation, education, and/or communication program, product, and/or opportunity.
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.