Creating meaningful programs that leave a lasting impact on participants is a vital role in understanding and protecting our resources. Helping to connect visitors to the natural and historical world is quite a task.The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) offers a certification course that helps to break down the elements of relevant presentations, provides tools to engage the audience in a meaningful experience, and fosters techniques to connect the visitors to the place/resource. This Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Training encourages the skills to inspire the next wave of interpreters.
Interpreters connect visitors to important natural, cultural, and historical resources at parks, nature centers, historical sites, aquariums, zoos, and anywhere that people come to learn about places. NAI defines as "a mission-based communication process that forges emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of the audience and the meanings inherent in the resource."
If you help visitors learn about a place that’s important to you, you’re an interpreter!
The CIG course required to receive this certification is 4 days of meeting new people, working together in learning the steps to planning and implementing an interpretive program for any audience, and practicing these skills.
The course will be held at Viles Arboretum in Augusta, March 27-30, 2017. You can find the course listed at https://www.interpnet.com/nai/nai/_events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CIG032717
To learn more about NAI visit http://www.interpnet.com/NAI/interp/About/About_NAI/Who_We_Are/nai/_About/Who_We_Are.aspx?hkey=4cdd6596-2d83-432c-80a4-fe1384c8a42a
Any questions at all please contact Jessica Woodend at firstname.lastname@example.org