(3.0 cr; =[ESPM 5811]; Prereq-Jr or sr or grad student; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Theories of interpretation. Nonformal teaching pedagogy. Interpretive talks, walks, and programs. Camp leadership, oral presentation. Newsletter development, wet site design. Development of self-guided trail guides, brochures, and exhibits. Planning, evaluation. Interpretive work in private, state, or federal agencies. First-hand experience.
Web sites for becoming a naturalist:
- MN DNR at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/naturalist.html
- National Association for Interpretation: www.interpnet.com