Projects/Clients for 2005
Malabar Farm State Park, Ohio. Interpretive exhibit
concept development and exhibit label copy writing for two exhibits for the new
interpretive center at Malabar Farm State Park, as part of an Interpretive Exhibit Plan
developed by JVA for Malabar Farm. To find out more about Malabar Farm State Park
visit the Malabar Farm Foundation web site at: http://www.malabarfarm.org.
Mathews County, VA. Interpretive planning site assessments and
consultation/interpretive panel development consultation as part of the NPS
Gateways Program. October, 2005.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park, VA. Interpretive planning consultation
as part of the NPS Gateways Program. October 2005.
Wye Mill interpretive planning and media development consultation
services as part of the NPS Gateways Program. October 2005.
Wye Mill Historic Site.
Annapolis Maritime Museum, MD. Interpretive exhibit planning
consultation services as part of the NPS Gateways Program. October 2005.
Florida State Parks.
Provide two interpretive workshops, one for new Ranger staff and one for their Park
Managers Conference, November 15, 2005 (Orlando, FL).
Yorktown, Virginia. Develop an interpretive plan for exterior interpretive signage
and services. You can visit this museum as: http://www.watermens.org.
The project will run from October 05 through January 06.
James Mills Scottish Factor Store (Urbanna, VA).
Develop the Interpretive Exhibit Plan for
this historic site. It is one of only two structures remaining in the US
exemplifying the colonial trade pattern of exchanging tobacco for items imported from
Europe during the 1700's. The interpretive exhibit plan is being funded by
the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program. July, 2005. You can visit this site at: http://www.baygateways.net/general.cfm?id=5
The bottom graphic is how the store may have looked in the late 1700's, rolling
"hogs heads" of tobacco to the waiting ships anchored off shore.
State Parks. Provide consulting services in the development of state-wide
interpretive policies, objectives, and mission focus for the Florida State Parks
Interpretive Services Division. Summer, 2005.
Florida State Parks. Deliver
an interpretive training session at the State-Wide Interpretive Training Workshop,
Sebastian, FL. August, 2005
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand
Rapids, MI. Conduct a docent training course for the Gardens new themed tours
for 2005/2006. The workshop will include a general presentation on interpretive
themes, and skills/techniques sessions with practicum on presenting and leading the
new themed tours. October 2005. You can visit this
client at: http://www.meijergardens.org
City of Marshall, Michigan. Heritage tourism development
consultation for their new Heritage Trail which runs through the City, as well as other
heritage develoment priority needs and issues. June 2005. You can visit
Marshall at: http://www.marshallmi.org.
Interpretive Workshops in Sweden. JVA was
invited to provide a three day interpretive training course (September 19-21, 2005) on Planning
and Conducting Live Interpretive Programs and Tours, and a one day seminar on The
Concept of Interpretation - an introduction to the interpretive profession (22
September, 2005) in Hellefors, Sweeden. The workshops were sponsosred by the National
Focal point for Swedish Creative-Experience Industry, the Municipality of
Hellefors, and the Hellefors Centrum for Interpretation.
You can visit these sites at: http://www.interpretation.se,
and http://www.hellefors.se. For registration
information contact Tomas Carlson, at: email@example.com.
The Accokeek Foundation
National Colonial Farm at Piscatawa National
Park, Maryland. Interpretive site review, interpretive planning
training workshop and interpretive planning consultation. June, 2005. You can visit
the Foundations Web site at: http://www.accokeek.org.
The foundation works in partnership with the National Park in the park management
Chesapeake Bay Gateways
Network. Develop the Interpretive Plan for the National Park Service Chesapeake
Bay Gateways Network new regional "Welcome Center", located on the museum
campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michael's, MD. November - March,
Chesapeake Bay Gateways
conference, Making Chesapeake Connections, April
4-6th, Solomons, MD. Provide several interpretation sessions for the
conference. You can find out more about the conference at: http://www.baygateways.net.
Park/Woburn Enterprises, Bedfordshire, England. Provide interpretive
planning consultation services for their new (in the planning stages) Woburn Centre for Conservation and Education.
You can visit this site at: http://www.woburnsafari.co.uk.
January - May 2005.
Parks Canada - Western Region.
Conduct a 3-day interpretive training course on Planning and delivery
of live interpretive programs and tours. Hosted by Motherwell
Homestead National Historic Site, Saskatoon, Canada. 12-14 April, 2005. You can
learn more about this site at: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/motherwell/index_e.asp
James Mills Scottish Factor Store (Urbanna, VA).
JVA developed the Interpretive Plan for this historic site. It is one of only
two structures remaining in the US exemplifying the colonial trade pattern of exchanging
tobacco for items imported from Europe during the 1700's. The building is currently
undergoing restoration. The interpretive plan is being funded by the National Park
Service Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program. April - June, 2005. You can visit
this site at: http://www.baygateways.net/general.cfm?id=5
Great Bridge Lock Park, Chesapeake, VA.
Provide an interpretive planning workshop/seminar for planning staff. This project
is part of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program. April, 2005.
Milford Historical Society, Milford,
Michigan. Provide an Interpretive Planning Focus Workshop for the society
focusing on the development of an interpretive plan for the historic Pettibone
Creek Hydroelectric Station, April. 2005. To learn more about the
Historical Soceities hydroelectric station restoration project, visit their web site at: http://www.milfordhistory.org/powerhouse_project_update_2004.htm
The historic Pettibone Creek
Hydroelectric Station, Milford, MI, built in 1939 by Henry Ford to help power the Ford
Rouge Plant. Interpretive planning will be for exterior interpretation only.
Republic of Slovenia, Ministry
of the Environment, Spatial Planning And Energy, Ljubljana, Slovenia. JVA
was invited back to conduct a 3-day Heritage Interpretation & Tourism Seminar for the
Ministry. In addition, JVA also provided Interpretive Planning training
and consultation for the National Museum of Natural History and
the Association of Museums of Slovenia. You can visit the
museums web sites at: http://www2.pms-lj.si/pmsgb.html.
The Assoc. of Museums of Slovenia web site is: http://www2.pms-lj.si/SMS/index_gb.html.
The workshops and consultations were in September, 2005.
The general interpretation seminar for the Ministry of the
Environment (top left) had over 200 attendees. The photo on the top right was from the
Interpretive Exhibit Planning/Design Course sponsored by the Association of Museums of
Virginia Regional Park Authority/NPS Gateways Program. Interpretive
planning workshop for the Occoquan River Water Trail, MD. April 2005. (Water trails
are similar to self-guiding scenic by-ways, but on the water, with numerous interpretive
stops located along the river corridor).
A general view of the Occoquan
River (and trail).
Rappahannock River Water Trail, MD. Interpretive
planning training workshop sponsored by the NPS Gateways Program. February, 2005.
Sailwinds Visitor Center, Cambridge, MD/NPS
Gateways Program. Interpretive training course and interpretive
consultation services on interpretive planning strategies, facility planning, and
interpretive media planning. February, 2005.
Richardson's Maritime Museum, Cambridge,
MA./NPS Gateways Program. Interpretive planning consultation services.
Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby Center,
Scotland. Provide interpretive planning consultation services for several
National Nature Reserves. May, 2005.
Advantage West-North Carolina/Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Provide
interpretive training and planning consultation services for the Heritage Area, provided
through Advantage West-North Carolina, June, 2005.
You can find out more about the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area at: http://www.cr.nps.gov/heritageareas/AREAS/BLUE.htm.
You can find out more about Advantage West-North Carolina at: http://www.advantagewest.com.
Society, Cashiers, North Carolina. Provide an interpretive training
seminar, interpretive planning focus workshop, and site interpretive master planning
consultation services. June, 2005. You can visit this site at: http://www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org.
years ago, the Zachary-Tolbert House is one of the most important historical buildings in
Western North Carolina - managed and operated by the Cashier Historical Society.
Visit their web site to learn more about this historic home.
NAI Region Four. Present a
one-day workshop on Planning and Designing Effective Interpretive Panels,
March 11, 2005, hosted by Pokagon State Park, Indiana.
Workshop Fee: $15.00 NAI Member, $30.00 Nonmembers. This workshop is being presented
as a "donation" by JVA with all fees going to NAI Region Four. For
workshop registration/questions please contact Robin Dugan at (800) 428-5887 ext. 151, or
at firstname.lastname@example.org .
(Ohio) Metro Parks. Provide interpretive master planning facilitation/consulting
services to Metro Parks for a variety of interpretive planning/nature center planning
projects. January 2005 - 2006. You can visit Summit County Metro Parks at: http://www.neo.rr.com/MetroParks/
County (Ohio) - Metro Parks Naturealm. Develop the Interpretive
Master Plan for Naturealm, including outside interpretive sites, trails and
features as well as interior exhibit planning. July/September, 2005.
Some of the
Naturealm exhibits that will be included as part of the future exhibit rehab/redesign.
The new exhibits will focus on a new interpretive theme for Naturealm illustrating
how "Nature makes your life better".
Botanic Garden Education Network (BGEN). Conduct a
two-day interpretive training workshop for BGEN members - one day on Interpretive Planning
and the second day on Evaluation of Interpretive Programs and Services. BGEN members
are educators in botanic gardens, zoos, parks and other sites that cover biodiversity
issues. The workshop was hosted at the Chester Zoo, Chester, ENGLAND, September,
BGEN Workshop participants.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand
Rapids, MI. Conduct a docent training course on tour planning and presentation
techniques/skills. February, 2005. You can visit this client at: http://www.meijergardens.org
Canada - Western Region. Provide a 5-day interpretive master
planning course for regional (and out-of-region) Parks Canada Staff members
responsible for developing individual National Park interpretive master plans.
Calgary, Alberta. February 2005
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
Nature Center/Preserve, MD. Develop the Interpretive Master
Plan for the preserve, and Interpretive Exhibit Plan for the Battle Creek Nature
Center. The project began in October, 2004 and was completed in 2005.
You can visit this site at: http://calvert-county.com/cypress.htm.
Georgia DNR State Parks
and Historic Sites. Conduct a 3-day Interpretive
Master Planning course for parks and historic sites interpretive
planning staff. January, 2005.
Route 12 Heritage Trail &
Southwestern Michigan Commission, Benton Harbor, MI. Contracted to develop
a complete Interpretive Systems Plan for the total heritage trail system. First
phase of the project will be from September through December, 2004 and then extend through
Museum. Provide an interpretive exhibit planning focus workshop session
for museum staff to help develop a new interpretive content planning strategy for the
museum. June 2005. You can visit the museum at: http://www.detroitchildrensmuseum.org.
Norfolk Tourism, Norfolk, England.
Conduct a variety of interpretive training workshops and site visits/critiques for
regional Norfolk heritage sites/attractions, coordinated by Norfolk Tourism, May, 2005. Site visits
included the historic Waxham Barn in Waxhambuilt in the 1500's, and the Lotus Car
Factory in Norwich.
Snowdonia National Park Training
Center, Wales. Conduct a 3-day course on "Planning and Presenting Live
Interpretive Programs and Tours", May, 2005.
learn technbiques and tips for presenting a live interpretive walk (Snowdonia National
US Army Corps of Engineers - Interpretive
Services Course. JVA was awarded the contract to teach the annual
Interpretive Services Training Course for the Corps through 2006.
The contract also calls for rewriting/updating the course training manual, lesson plans,
and all course handouts in 2004. Training courses for 2005 will be in March at
the COE National Training Center, Huntsville, Alabama.