210 -Prepare and Present an Effective Conducted Activity
Pre-requisites: Foundations of Interpretation (formerly Module 101) and Module 103 (Interpretive Talk)
Conducted activities provide a sequence of interpretive
opportunities through physical movement and provide
for enhanced immersion in the resource.
Conducted activities offer a physical and intellectual
journey that can lead to greater awareness of the resource.
Opportunities for group experiences and interactions,
as well as cohesive development of relevant ideas, can
encourage visitors to develop an enriched appreciation
and support for the resources. While immersed in the
resource(s), the visitor and interpreter will be able
to capitalize on spontaneous situations to provide for
meaningful moments and continuity of thought. Compared
to the interpretive talk, conducted activities generally
provide the audience with more opportunities to encounter
tangible resources. The interpreter's role is to capitalize
on these opportunities for visitors to be physically
present in/with park resources, skillfully facilitating
a sequence of meaningful experiences by linking
those tangible resources to their intangible meanings.
Requires the interpreter to be able to plan,
prepare and effectively present a conducted activity
that: provides a carefully sequenced set of opportunities
for the audience to make their own intellectual and
emotional connections to the meanings/significance of
the resource; and provides a series of experiences in/with
the resource that supports the cohesive development
of a relevant idea or ideas.
videotape or DVD recording of a complete conducted activity
(walk, tour, hike, or other program in which the audience
moves between several stops and/or activities), performed
in a park setting with a real visitor audience. View
the Assessment Standard.
View the Submission Guidelines.
curriculum components outline
the developmental learning elements that compose the
skills for this competency. From these outlines, 1)
employees and their supervisors can determine learning
needs and strategies, 2) instructors can develop sessions
and lesson plans. Each component also contains a list
of useful references and developmental activities.
and Development Opportunities
A new NPS-developed on-line course in Conducted Activities is available at http://www.parktraining.org.
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module in a .pdf format, including the components,
submission guidelines, and rubric.