Interpretive Planning for Botanical Gardens
11 Units -
Interpretive Planning and staff training for the National Arboretum of South Korea, and Interpretive Master Planning for the Baekdudaegan Arboretum and Forest Sanctuary and Discovery Center (National Arboretum of South Korea).
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Botanical gardens and arboretums offer their visitors special opportunities unique to their missions and settings. With outdoor garden displays and demonstration areas reflecting the seasonal nature of gardens, and incorporating the arts into the garden experience, visitors can be motivated to "try at home" gardening experiences and techniques. Likewise interpreting the problems of climate change on world-
Before you start this course visit with me at: https://youtu.be/MJmsU0mrJR0
Resources you will be provided with:
* John Veverkas new (2013) college textbook Two Volume e-
* Interpretive Master Planning -
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* Samples of interpretive exhibits, signage and outdoor displays for botanical gardens.
* Additional handout materials.
Who is this course for?
* Individuals, agencies or organizations that may currently be involved with an interpretive
master planning project botanical gardens and arboretums.
* Individuals, agencies or organizations that are planning on developing an interpretive master
plan in the future for their site or organization.
* Botanical gardens/arboretums intending to use their interpretive planning as part of their
marketing plan (creating new market groups while managing current visitation).
* Individuals offering interpretive planning services who do not possess a college level degree in
interpretive services or who have not had any formal training in interpretive master planning.
* Any individual interested in advancing their knowledge and skill level in heritage
interpretation planning with a focus on Botanical Gardens and Arboretum.
This course will:
* Guide you in developing your interpretive plan yourself or with other staff members.
* Give you expertise in being an interpretive planning project manager.
* Give you direction is writing a Request for Proposal for hiring a consultant to do an
interpretive master plan for you.
* Give you specific details of what should be in an Interpretive Master Plan.
* Give you a skill level in reviewing draft interpretive master plans.
total botanical garden (interior displays and outdoor demonstrations and experiences).
and services planning.
future interpretive experiences for your market groups.
Your final project for this course will be:
Develop an interpretive master plan working draft for your botanical garden or arboretum.
About the Instructor: Prof. John Veverka
The National Arboretum of Korea (left) and presentation of the Baekdudaegan Arboretum and Forest Sanctuary
and Discovery Center Interpretive Master Plan during the Baekdudaegan Arboretum Site Planning Conference.
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advanced interpretive courses including interpretive planning units.)
Carolina State University, New York State University.
What are the units?
Unit One -
plan content outline. Overview of interpretive theory, principles and recreational learning theory (how your visitors learn and remember information in a recreational environment).
Unit Two -
interpretive plan to accomplish, and what is your main over-
interpretation for your total botanical arden/arboretum needs to work to illustrate?
* Developing your main interpretive theme.
* Developing your learning, behavioral and emotional objectives.
* Developing your interpretive story line flow chart.
Unit Three -
* Botanical Garden interior displays/exhibits.
* Botanical Garden outdoor displays and experiences.
* Parking lot to entrance wayfinding
* Existing tour routes (guided or self-
` * Inventory of Interpretive Experiences.
* Inventory of Current interpretive products or services.
* Developing your site inventory location map (exterior experiences).
Unit Four -
* Who are your current market groups.
* What market groups do you want to add?
* What are the kinds of experiences you feel that your visitors want.
* Conducting visitor surveys.
* Visitor motivations for selecting and attending interpretive programs and
Unit Five -
Unit Six -
* Site visitor flow management.
Unit Seven -
* Live guided tours
* Cell phone interpretation.
* Printed self-
* Interpretive videos
* Garden demonstration areas with interpretive signage.
Unit Eight -
and story development form sets. (Sample interpretive plans sent as example of
Unit Nine -
Unit Ten -
Unit Eleven -
Estimated time to complete this course is 30 hours but you can take your time if you are working on a planning project using the course as your guide. FYI -
When will the course start? You can start this course at any time and work at your own pace. It is estimated that it will take about 30 hours to complete this course. The cost of the 30 hours of training is $250.00 USD, which can be paid for by credit card or PayPal by clicking on the PayNow Button below.
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