Focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.
by Jennifer Rigby, Director, The Acorn Group, Inc., 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.
Public Lands and local parks play a vital role in the physical, social and economic well-being of our communities. The Outdoors for All Act will help underserved communities access parks and public lands, protect areas sacred to Indigenous peoples, ensure clean and safe drinking water, and promote the outdoor recreation economy.
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American Trails will now be hosting the International Trails Symposium in February of 2022. By moving to this later date we are able to maintain an in-person symposium for those who can travel to Reno.
This survey aims to quantify the capacity of the trails community to build, maintain, and develop trails now, and to provide input to GAOA and LWCF funding.