Interagency Wilderness Interpretation & Education TrainingDates: 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.
- Course Description and Objectives
- Bureau of Land Management Agency Employee Application
- Fish and Wildlife Service Agency Employee Application
- Forest Service Agency Employee Application
- National Park Service Agency Employee Application
- Applicants outside the Departments of Interior or Agriculture, contact Holly Metzger, 406-243-4682, firstname.lastname@example.org to get an application form.
Enrollment: Use the application forms above to register.