Park Interpretation

Park Interpretation - NRT212

This hands-on course provides students with the skills and knowledge to work as heritage interpreters at national, provincial and municipal parks, as interpretive guides in the ecotourism industry. Course material highlights the integral role of heritage interpretation in park management and developing environmental awareness. Effective planning and oral communication skills are stressed as students complete practical assignments in personal and non-personal interpretation. Students are encouraged to explore traditional and emerging techniques in interpretation for various audiences, including children, adults and new Canadians. Evaluation is based on the delivery of short interpretive programs in class and in the field and in the development of a multi-media interpretive eco-guide for outdoor adventurers. This course will be delivered through a combination of in-class lectures, guest lectures and workshops in the field.