Clients and Projects for 2006
Association of Partners for Public
Lands/NPS Gateway Program. Provide three one-day interpretive planning
seminars to Gateway member sites staff on basics of interpretation and the importance of
interpretive planning. January, 2007.
State of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic
Development. Provide an interpretive planning seminar and open dialogue for
their Pennsylvania Underground Railroad Colloquium, 19 January, 2007, Christiana,
Mainline Canal Greenway/Allegheny
Ridge Corp. Provide a one-day interpretive training workshop on Creating Interpretive Panels that Work! 13 December, 2006, presented at the Altoona Heritage Discovery Center,
Haida Heritage Centre,
Skipgate, B.C. Canada. Provide a variety of interpretive planning consultation
services and interpretive training for the Heritage Centre Staff as well as interpretive
program planning develoment. The $26 million dollar heritage centre is a series of
longhouses connected by interior walkways and fronted with six traditional totem poles
representing each of the 14 clans. The interpretation focuses on and is a
celebration of the living culture of the Haida people. You can visit this site at: http://www.haidaheritagecentre.com.
December 2006 - January 2007.
Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for
Enterprise & Development, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Provide a training
workshop in Interpretive Master Planning for the organization staff. September,
2006. You can visit this clients web site at: http://www.planed.org.uk
for Interpretation, Sweden. Provide a two-day interpretive training
workshop on Planning and Designing Interpretive Trails and related Media. September,
2006. You can visit this client at: http://www.interpretation.se
The National Museum of Photography, Film
& Television, Bradford, UK. Provide a two-day workshop on Planning
and Conducting Live Interpretive Programs and Tours to museum interpretive/education
staff. September, 2006. You can visit their web site at: http://www.nmpft.org.uk/about/background.asp.
The National Museum of Wales and Mynydd
Parys on Anglesey. Provide a one-day Interpretive trails planning tour
presentation workshop for a historic copper mine (photo). To find out more
about Amlwch History and this interpretive site, visit their web site at: http://www.AmlwchHistory@parysmountain.co.uk.
Museum of Natural History, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Provide two days of
interpretive exhibit planning consultation services for their new exhibition "What
is changing the world?". September, 2006.
Municipality of Ljubljana, Nature park
Ljubljansko barje, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Provide one day of interpretive
planning consultation for the development of the under development Nature
Park Ljubljansko barje. September, 2006.
BirdLife Slovenia Association. Provide a short 1/2 day interpretive
session on interpretive planning for "interpretive trails" for a short
bird-watching trail at the area of Ljubljansko barje. September, 2006.
Provide consultation for the new
"Greatest Generation" exhibit helping to develop and refine the theme and
sub-themes and integate the interprtve planning principles in to the total exhibition
development. October, 2006.
E.L. Johnson Nature Center, Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan. Provide a focus workshop and consultation service for development of new
exhibits for the Nature Center. July, 2006.
Provide a one-day workshop/overview
of the interpretive planning process and interpretive development strategy for the new Macomb
Cultural Center being planned by the Community College, Macomb County,
Michigan. July 2006. You can visit the Macomb Community College web site at: http://www.macomb.edu
Develop the Interpretive
Systems Plan for the Mainline Canal Greenway, Pennsylvania. The
Greenway is a heritage corridor following the route of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line
Canal, going from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg PA, almost 320 miles in length. This
project will take many months to complete, and will begin in July, 2006. You can
learn more about his heritage area at: http://www.alleghenyridge.org
. Two of the interprtive sites along the greenway (photos below), Locust Campground (left)
with part of the original canal intact, and the city of Saltsburg with the canal route
preserved in the towns main street.
Juniata River Water Trail,
Pennsylvania. Provide interpretive planning services and draft concept for
interpretive signage at key access points for the Water Trail, which includes about 150
miles of paddling/boating the river and includes parks of the old Mainline Canal and the
Mainline Canal Greenway. For more information on the River Water Trail contact: http://www.alleghenyridge.org (The Altoona
Heritage Discovery Center).
County Park District, Ohio. Develop the Interpretive Master Plan for the
Magnolia Flouring Mills Historic Site, operated by the Park District. The
interpretive plan will consider planning for both interior and external interpretive
services, programs, and media. You can visit Stark Parks at: http://www.starkparks.com/homepage.htm.
This project will begin in July 2006.
Magnolia Flouring Mills
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum,
Washington, PA. Provide interpretive exhibit planning consultation services and
docent training assessment and training workshop services for the museum, July-October
2006. You can visit the museum at: http://www.pa-trolley.org
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Park (museum complex), St.
Mary's County Museum Division, Colton's Point, MD. Develop the Interpretive Master
Plan for the Museum and Park Museum Complex. Project to begin in June, 2006.
You can visit this client at: http://www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums
Piney Point Lighthouse, Colton's Point, MD.
Nova Scotia Dept. of Tourism, Culture, and
Heritage, Heritage Division, Nova Scotia, Canada. Provide a 3-day
interpretive training workshop of several different interpretive topics (interpretive
planning, exhibit evaluation, etc.) to a variety to local and regional museums and related
historic/heritage sites. June, 2006.
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museums of Wales.
Provided a 2-day interpretive workshop focusing on Interpretive Planning,
Interpretive Exhibit Planning and Exhibit Evaluation, Cardiff, Wales. May 2006.
Dawson Historical Complex National Historic
Site of Canada, Dawson City, Y.T. Provide five days of interpretive
training workshops on both personal (live) interpretation, and non-personal interpretive
services and media planning. May, 2006. You can visit this client at: http://www.pc.gc.ca/1hn-nhs/yt/dawson/plan/plan11_e.asp.
Parks Canada & Dawson City Museum Staff participating in the
Interpretive Training Workshops (top left). Interpretive planning consultations were
also provided for the Parks Canada Dredge #4 National Historic Site (top
right), and the SS Keno National Historic Site.
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site of
Canada, Alberta, Canada. Provide a 2-day interpretive training workshop for
this, and near-by other Parks Canada staff, to be held at the Bar U Ranch. May,
2006. For more information about the Bar U Ranch you can visit their web
site at: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/baru/index_e.asp
Norfolk Tourism, Norwich, UK. Provide 2 days of
interpretive training workshops focusing on planning and design of heritage tourism
marketing brochures. May, 2006. You can visit Norfolk Tourism at: http://www.visitforfolk.co.uk
Nashville and Davidson County Parks and Recreation,
Nashville, TN. Provide an interpretive planning focus workshop
session, and a 3-day visitor center interpretive planning course.
The Visitor Center course will allow staff to develop working draft interpretive exhibit
plans for three new interpretive centers currently in the planning stages. February,
2006. You can visit this client at: http://www.nashville.gov/parks/wpnc.htm
Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Provide interpretive exhibit
planning training and exhibit planning consultation for major new exhibits being developed
for the museum. You can visit the museum at: http://www.etno-muzej.si/index_eng.php
Postojna Cave (Slovenia) - (KRAS
Destination Management Postojna). Develop and present a 5-day interpretive training
course and interpretive program development strategy for the Postojna Cave Interpretive
Guide Staff/program, January, 2006. You can visit their web site at: http://www.postojnska-jama.si
Interpretive Guides participating in the Interpretive Planning and Presentation Skills
worskhop at Postojna Cave.
Stark County Park District
(Ohio). Interpretive exhibit planning and label copy writing consultation
services for a new exhibition being developed for their new District Library Educational
Facility. You can visit this client at: http://www.starkparks.com
Calvert Marine Museum,
Solomons, MD. Provide two interpretive workshops for museum staff - one workshop on
general principles of interpretation and interpretive planning for museums, and one
workshop for exhibit staff on planning effective interpretive exhibits. February,
2006. You can visit the Calvert Marine Museum at: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
This site is a member of the NPS Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Chesapeake Parks and
Recreation, Chesapeake, VA. Develop the Interpretive Master Plan for Great Bridge Lock Park, and the Interpretive Exhibit Plan for the
Great Bridge Lock Park Visitor Center. March 2006 - May 2006. This site is a
member of the NPS Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network and the project is funded by a NPS
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Grant.
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.
Snowdonia National Park Training
Center, Wales. Participants in our 2006
courses at SNP - May 2006 - Planning/Design of Interpretive Media (bottom left),
and September 2006 Interpretive Master Planning Course (bottom right).
Participants in the May 2006 Interpretive Media Course (left) and
Sept. Master Planning Course (right).
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 2006 were held in
February and June at the COE National Training Center, Huntsville,
Feb. 2006 and June 2006 Interp. Services Classes.