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Included in this section are tips and reference books for natural and cultural interpreters. Also resources focusing on trail planning, writing guides, and nature center planning.

  Interpreting the Environment
This section contains books, guides, references and other resources for park rangers, naturalists, outdoor educators and others involved in increasing public understanding of cultural and natural resources.
 
  Journaling to Enhance Interpretation
Writing skills can be effectively enhanced through journaling. Writing down observations and thoughts encourages individuals to harness their creative energies and integrate science and nature with language arts, math, social studies, art and drama. When used effectively, journals can become a catalyst for developing a life-long interest in science and nature - sketches, field observations and notes are the clay that has molded many generations of innovative scientists.
 
  Puppets for Interpreters
Puppets are wonderful tools for teaching concepts such as food chain relationships, anatomy, behavior, diversity, and life cycles. In addition, for interpreters and naturalists, they make excellent models for introducing behavioral traits and adaptations found in wild animals. Children naturally gravitate toward puppets, making them an excellent enrichment tool for presentations, discussions, and enhanced storytelling.
 
  Creating Landscapes for Learning
From gardens to parks and schoolgrounds, the structure of physical landscapes can have a profound effect on the landscape of learning. Resources in this section explore those relationships, planning trails, gardens and open space to being careful to not over plan environments for learning.
 
  Conveying Messages through Effective Writing
Writing is a skill that, like language itself, benefits both from use and incorporation of new ideas. This section contains resources that will help you improve your writing skills, from descriptive brochures and interpretive panels to newsletters and poetry.
 
  Storytelling Tools and Techniques
Prior to the development of written languages, individuals often communicated knowledge, values and traditions through storytelling. Young children benefit greatly from storytelling, both in terms of language acquisition and in terms of human contact. This section contains a wide array of resources for both beginning and advanced storytellers.
 
  Interpretive Booklets
These packed 16 page booklets are now back in print. Packed with unique activities for outdoor interpreters and educators! $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
 

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