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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.

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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