A workbook entitled: "Meaningful Interpretation:
How to Connect Hearts and Minds to Places, Objects, and Other
Resources", edited by David Larsen, has been
published by Eastern National. This workbook, designed for
both new and experienced interpreters, coordinates with the
video, An Interpretive Dialogue, which is included with the
workbook. Each NPS site received a copy for their park library,
and additional copies can be purchased from Eastern. See
a flyer with more information..
of Science in Resource Interpretation
The NPS has partnered with Stephen F. Austin State University
to provide an opportunity for interpreters to earn their masters
degree online. Students complete a series of IDP competency-based
courses and a thesis research project. The program provides
a forum for ongoing professional dialogue and personal skill
development. See www.sfasu.edu/msri/
for more information or to apply.
Interpretive Development Program Benchmark "10"
The Benchmark 10 Award recognizes
outstanding achievement in completing the10 benchmark competencies
of the Interpretive Development Program. This award is presented each year, during the NPS Agency Meeting at the National Interpreters Workshop, by Corky
Mayo, NPS Program Manager for Interpretation. The following master interpreters have accomplished this significant achievement: Gloria Updyke, Amy Glowacki, Kevin Bacher, Tess Shatzer, Carla Beasley, Peggy Scherbaum, Donna Cuttone, Ron Brown, David Andrew Smith, Linda Chandler, Christine Smith, Maureen Picard, Tracy Ammerman, Katie Bliss, and Pam Machuga.
the Icon: Exploring the Meanings Visitors Attached to Three
National Capital Memorials
by Theresa L. Goldman, W. Jasmine Chen, and David L. Larsen.
Journal of Interpretation Research. Volume 6, Number 1, 2001.
Part I (PDF, 1295KB) Part
Craft and Concepts of Interpretation: A Look at How National
Park Service Interpreters Reveal and Facilitate Opportunities
for Connections by W. Jasmine Chen. Doctoral dissertation,
2003. West Virginia University. [On-line]. Available.
*InsideNPS--is an INTRAnet website for NPS employees.
If you don't have access to InsideNPS, contact the Training
Manager Interpretation for copies of these articles.