John Veverka & Associates

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Interpretive Consultants

Provoke, Relate, Reveal and more!

For the Cutting edge in Heritage Interpretation

Interpretive Planning, Training, Evaluation and more!

World Wide

5010 Delray Dr. Lansing, Michigan 48910

(517) 899-4548 (we've gone mobile)

SKYPE: jvainterp

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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 -




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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.

Interpretive Organizations:

The National Association for Interpretation (US)

The Society for the Interpretation of Britain's Heritage

Interpretation Canada

Interpret Europe (new Eurpoean interpretive site).

Scottish Interpretation Network

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:

American Association for State and Local History.

American Association of Museums (AAM)

Association of Science & Technology Centers

American Zoo & Aquarium Association

The International Wolf Center -

Visitor Studies Association

ZooNET is a great resource guide for zoos and zoo resources.   Visit it at:

Museums Hotlist.  This is a wonderful site with links to a ton of museums, zoos and related sites.  Visit them at:

Park Ranger on the Web is another great resource with lots of links to other sites/resources of interest to interpreters.  Visit them at:

Museum Association (ENGLAND), the organizations web site with lots of links and information.

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.   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.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) web site.

The Outdoor Classroom (The Evergreen Foundation), Canada. Schoolyard naturalization sources and Links.

The Green Teacher: Education for Planet Earth. Back issues of their publication and other information.

Great Smoky Mountains Institute - a residential environmental education center located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park -




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

Government Agencies

National Park Service

Historic Sites

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


Agencies in Australia

Environment Australia On-line.

Agencies: England, Scotland, Wales

English Heritage Web Site

The Countryside Commission

The Forestry Commission

Snowdon National Reserve, Countryside Council for Wales.

Scottish Natural Heritage


Agencies - Canada

Canadian Heritage Sites

Ontario Museum Association

Parks Canada


Discussion Lists you may want to join.

Museum-L list (contact for details).

Museum-ED list (contact for subscription details).

Interp-l list (managed by the US National Park Service with interpreters in parks, universities, etc. on the list).  Contact: 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:

The Butterfly Web Site - This is your place to purchase live insects, preserve/mounted specimens, and other related insect resources.

Go Buggy!  Visit the Young Entomologists' SocietyThis resource site (a non-profit organization) includes a wealth of resources including: Minibeast Merchandise Mall, Butterfly & Moth World and more.

Carolina Biological Supply Company.  They have a website with on-line catalog:   You can also E-Mail them at:

Pasco Scientific, Roseville, CA.  They offer mainly high-quality physics equipment and computer-related biology and earth science equipment.

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.

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.