Thanks to a grant from Humanities Montana and the generous partnership of Montana State Parks, we are able to offer two outstanding opportunities to learn more about the art of interpretation. FREE
Interpreting Today: Making Connections Through Story
Presented by Mary Jane Bradbury
February 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
How can we best use the information at hand to enhance understanding, appreciation and protection of our cultural and natural legacy while creating an outstanding visitor experience? Join us for this interactive, dynamic workshop that will inform and inspire you about a variety of interpretative techniques to connect people with objects, with time, with place and with ideas. We will explore the role that storytelling plays in bringing Travelers Rest State Park to life for visitors. Bring an object, an artifact, a story for us to play with.
Interpretation on the Run
Presented by Loren Flynn
January 21 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Did you know that the attention span of the average adult is equivalent to that of a goldfish? How in the world, then, are we to connect with them in our parks, museums and natural areas. This interactive workshop will introduce you to informal interpretive techniques that will allow you to evaluate the audience and adapt your message to engage them in the few brief seconds before their attention drifts to something else. We will touch on some of the latest brain research that can help interpreters assist visitors make connections to our stories and the power of our places.