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Title Meaningful interpretation : how to connect hearts and minds to places, objects, and other resources / edited by David L. Larsen
Published [Washington, Pa.] : Eastern National : National Park Service, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  363.68 Lar/Mih 2011  AVAILABLE
Description volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Resources possess meanings and have relevance -- Audiences seek something of value for themselves -- Interpretation facilitates a connection between the meanings of the resource and the interests of the visitor -- What interpretation does -- Too many Interpretations -- Interpretation defined -- The visitor is sovereign -- Visitors' Bill of Rights -- Linking a tangible to an intangible -- More relevant to more people -- Human or Natural? -- Meanings that are not universal -- Tangibles, intangibles, and universal concepts -- Opportunities for connections to meanings -- Something significant -- An idea cohesively developed -- What makes a profession? -- Being a professional
Summary "Meaningful Interpretation: How to Connect Hearts and Minds to Places, Objects, and Other Resouces is a training and learning tool for interpreters. Using a personal journaling format, this volume includes questions, text, exercises, and the insights of colleagues. It prompts the reader to explore the relationship of tangible resources to their intangible meanings, the role and purpose of interpretation, and the responsibilities of professionalism. This book is pertinent to all interpreters - brand new, experienced, volunteer, or paid professional. It includes natural, cultural, and historical examples and is useful for parks, refuges, zoos, museums, nature centers, and other places
Meaningful Interpretation captures the essential philosophy and best practices of the National Park Service Interpretive Development Program (IDP). The IDP was created by hundrends of field interpreters through a series of workshops and training courses, and defines professional standards for National Park Service interpretation through a national benchmark curriculum."--pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Interpretation of cultural and natural resources.
Author Larsen, David L., 1960-2011.
Eastern National Park and Monument Association (U.S.)
United States. National Park Service.
ISBN 9781879931299