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) email@example.com
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 -
New e-interp - Interpretive Web-based Training Courses now available.
Interpretive planner and trainer John Veverka, in association with cpd4education.co.uk are pleased to announce our first of many web-based interpretive training courses. Based on interviews and comments from participants at JVA live workshops, it was noted that there are lots of interpretive topics that are simply not taught anywhere, or a location where refresher interpretive training can be easily accessed. Our e-interp web based training courses hope to begin to fill that niche and can be accessed world-wide. Our first two interpretive course offerings include:
1. Introduction to Interpretive Services
Cost: £75 for 90 day access
This basic introduction to interpretive services is designed for individuals who find themselves in interpretive positions, but have had no formal professional training in interpretation. Its designed to give participants a solid background on interpretive philosophy, theory and principles. Course content includes:
- Where did interpretive communications come from anyway?
- How visitors learn and remember in a recreational learning environment.
- Information, Environmental Education, interpretation whats the difference?
- What is the interpretive communication process?
- Tildens Interpretive Principles.
- The concepts of tangibles, intangibles and universal concepts.
- The model of interpretation (objectives, themes, audience, media, implementation, evaluation).
- Final exam (certificate of completion).
2. Planning Interpretive Panels
With interpretive panels being one of the most common interpretive communication media, this course will help interpreters with no formal training in interpretation to plan and design truly "interpretive" panels. The course provides lots of photo examples of successful panel graphics and text and notes that "interpretive panels dont have to be square anymore"! Course content includes:
- Interpretive panels that "arent"!
- What does it mean for a panel to be "interpretive"?
- Key rules for planning interpretive panels.
- The interpretive planning model.
- Developing draft interpretive panels (for pre-testing).
- Interpretive panels dont have to be square new technology allows for more creativity.
- Interpretive panel frames and mountings something new to think about.
- Planning interpretive panels "rules of thumb".
- Exam and Certificate of Completion
If youre interested in registering for any of these courses, please go to: www.edp4education.co.uk
Additional new courses coming in early 2012:
Currently in development are two new courses for early 2012:
- Planning Interpretive Exhibits
- Developing Effective Marketing Brochures for Heritage Sites and Attractions.
We hope to have these finalized and posted at the cp4education web site after the first of the year. Watch our web site (www.heritageinterp.com) for new course postings or be added to our e-interp mailing list.
Additional courses planned for 2012/2013 include:
- Interpretive tour planning, delivery and evaluation
- Developing self-guided historic house/grounds tours.
- Tangibles, intangibles and universal concepts for interpreters short course.
- Interpretive text writing that provokes, relates, and reveals.
- Planning, design and interpretation for self-guiding trails and urban walking tours.
- Developing Request for Proposals and contracting for interpretive services.
- Interpretive Master Planning for parks, heritage sites, heritage attractions.
- Innovations in Interpretive Planning (IP II) - Mass Customization, Experiential Planning, Markets of One.
- Teaching interpretation to others and Interpretive Coaching
Questions about the course administration, registration and fees should be directed to: www.cpd4education.co.uk
Note all of these e-courses can also be provided as one, two or three day live training courses for staff, volunteers, and organizations or university lectures.