This session will look at professional development as a means of reaching out to communities and engaging youth in trail activities.
This session will look at professional development as a means of reaching out to communities and engaging youth in trail activities. A Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC) was developed by the National Park Service and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as an innovative three-season program for K-12 teachers that promotes a conservation ethic, civic participation, and healthy lifestyles by using the Appalachian Trail as an educational and active recreational resource. Learn how this model was developed and can be adapted for your trail. Better yet, hear first hand from a TTEC alumni how the program led to the development of multi-disciplinary curruriculum and its affect on kids.
Stefis Demetropoulos of the Florida Forest Service tells the story of how one volunteer can make a difference.
Exhibitions are complex presentations that convey concepts, showcase objects, and excite the senses. However, as museums recognize the diversity within their audiences, they realize that exhibitions must do more: exhibitions must teach to different learning styles, respond to issues of cultural and gender equity, and offer multiple levels of information. The resulting changes in exhibitions have made these presentations more understandable, enjoyable, and connected to visitors’ lives.
The Accessibility Guidelines are intended as a reference manual and department policy on accessible design and shall be utilized in planning and implementing regular maintenance activities, construction projects, publications, exhibits, new programs, and special events. The guidelines are not a comprehensive set of requirements for all situations, but rather a summary of information from many sources which provide guidance for common uses in the State Park System. This document is an update to the 2009 edition.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.