220: Prepare and Present an Interpretive Demonstration
or Other Illustrated Program
following curriculum components outline the developmental
learning elements that compose the skills set 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.
At the end of this module, the learner will be able
integrate illustrations and narrative in programs
which provide an opportunity for the public to connect
an effective illustrated program which relies primarily
on a demonstration.
Using media in interpretation; combining narration with
audiovisual resources; characteristics of narrative
and audiovisual quality; using replicas and artifacts
in programs; employing music, song, and dance; demonstration
techniques (by interpreters, by participants, by both);
creating demonstrations for different audiences.
All Park Rangers and NPS staff with interpretive responsibility,
both permanent and seasonal. Other staffs with public
interpretation responsibilities in national park areas
such as cooperating association employees, volunteers,
concession employees, and park partner employees.
Classroom and lab, park, region, or service-wide course;
mentoring; self-study; video, classroom, distance learning;
universities; National Association for Interpretation
workshops/seminars; professional training organizations.