John Veverka & Associates
Provoke, Relate, Reveal and more!
For the Cutting edge in Heritage Interpretation
Interpretive Planning, Training, Evaluation and more!
5010 Delray Dr. Lansing, Michigan 48910
(517) 899-4548 (we've gone mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org
From interpretive planning for castles in Wales for the National Trust and bird sanctuaries in Michigan for the Kellogg Biological Station, to interpretive training in Alabama for the US Army Corps of Engineers, and museum exhibit evaluation in Wisconsin - (bottom row) and critiquing ancient temples interpretation on Malta for Malta Heritage, prehistoric archaeological site interpretation in Utah for Nine Mile Canyon/BLM, and docent/interpretive staff training for the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, we do that - and more!
Heritage Interpretation: Interpretive Planning, Training and Consultation Services
Serving Parks, Museums, Historic Sites, Zoos & Botanical Gardens, Heritage Tourism Sites and Facilities, Commercial Tourism Attractions, and related interpretive sites and facilities -
Here are some LINKS to other interpretive organizations and sites that may be of interest to you. If you find that any of these links are not working, please let us know. If you want us to add any other sites to this list, please feel free to contact us.
Interpret Europe (new Eurpoean interpretive site).
Other interpretive related organizations and sites.
Association for Living History, Farms and Agricultural Museums. This site provides a wealth of resources including links to over 80 other international living history sites. Visit them at: www.alhfam.org
American Association for State and Local History. www.aaslh.org
American Association of Museums (AAM) www.aam-us.org
Association of Science & Technology Centers www.astc.org/astc/astchome.htm
American Zoo & Aquarium Association www.aza.org
The International Wolf Center - www.wolf.org
Visitor Studies Association http://museum.cl.msu.edu/vsa
ZooNET is a great resource guide for zoos and zoo resources. Visit it at: www.mindspring.com/~zoonet
Museums Hotlist. This is a wonderful site with links to a ton of museums, zoos and related sites. Visit them at: sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/museums.html.
Park Ranger on the Web is another great resource with lots of links to other sites/resources of interest to interpreters. Visit them at: www.geocities.com/yosemite/6081
Museum Association (ENGLAND), the organizations web site with lots of links and information. www.museumsassociation.org
The 24 Hour Museum - National Museum Gateway to most of the museums and galleries in the UK. A really wonderful museum resource that you've got to visit. www.24hourmuseum.org.uk
http://www.Naturalistonline.com is a new web site (2003) that offers a wealth of resources to interpretive naturalists and environmental educators.
Environmental Education Resource Sites
Environmental Education Links. This site provides links to lots of different environmental education sites, programs and related resources. eelink.net/ee-linkintroduction.html.
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) web site. naaee.org.
The Outdoor Classroom (The Evergreen Foundation), Canada. Schoolyard naturalization sources and Links. www.evergreen.ca/oc2cover.html
The Green Teacher: Education for Planet Earth. Back issues of their publication and other information. www.web.net/~greentea
Great Smoky Mountains Institute - a residential environmental education center located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - www.nps.gov/grsm/tremont.htm
The Student Conservation Association provides job and internship opportunities for conservation career seekers, including interpretive positions in parks, historical sites and related facilities.
Agencies - USA
Agencies in Australia
Agencies: England, Scotland, Wales
Agencies - Canada
Discussion Lists you may want to join.
Museum-L list (contact email@example.com for details).
Museum-ED list (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for subscription details).
Interp-l list (managed by the US National Park Service with interpreters in parks, universities, etc. on the list). Contact: email@example.com for subscription details.
Educational Resource Providers
Acorn Naturalists provides a wealth of books, models, and related environmental education materials. Their catalog is really impressive and extensive. You can contact them at (800) 452-8886, or visit their web site at: http://acornnaturalists.com
The Butterfly Web Site - This is your place to purchase live insects, preserve/mounted specimens, and other related insect resources. http://butterflywebsite.com
Go Buggy! Visit the Young Entomologists' Society. This resource site (a non-profit organization) includes a wealth of resources including: Minibeast Merchandise Mall, Butterfly & Moth World and more.
Pasco Scientific, Roseville, CA. They offer mainly high-quality physics equipment and computer-related biology and earth science equipment. www.pasco.com
Central Scientific Company, Franklin Park, IL. They are a long-time supplier of quality physical science school equipment and a good assortment of life-science school equipment. www.cenconet.com
Museum Marketing Tips Newsletter. This is a great resource for anyone interested in keeping up on marketing techiques and strategies. A must for any heritage tourism planner. www.museummarketingtips.com.