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Module 220: Prepare and Present an Interpretive Demonstration or Other Illustrated Program

Competency Curriculum
The 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 to:

  • Effectively integrate illustrations and narrative in programs which provide an opportunity for the public to connect with resources;

  • Conduct 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.

Within second year of appointment

Editor: STMA Training Manager Interpretation

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