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Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education Training

Dates: Tuesday May 21, 2019-Thursday May 23, 2019

Location: Estes Park, CO

Lead Trainer: Sue McDonald

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: Use the application forms above to register.

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