Focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.
by Jennifer Rigby, Director, The Acorn Group, Kristin Lundstrom, Environmental Educator/Volunteer Coordinator, City of Boise Parks and Recreation, Erica Fielder, Owner and artist, Erica Fielder Studio
“Telling a Better Story” focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels. Get practical advice for developing theme-based messages, establishing budgets, selecting images and design elements, understanding how visitors learn, writing interpretive text, and preparing files for production. Join us for discussions and case studies, and take away valuable tips and techniques to turn ordinary panels into extraordinary experiences. The Foothills Learning Center in Boise, Idaho developed a permanent interactive self-guided accessible “Story” trail for children and adults. Ten reading platforms feature different nature related stories that change monthly throughout the year.
Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.
Mileage can be marked off on signs, posts, stones, or stencils on the pavement.
Over the last few months we have distributed hundreds of NRT signs to trails all over America.
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails