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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, 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" Select the "Carhart Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education" training and register.

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