We provide training courses in interpretation for countryside and heritage professionals. The training is usually delivered online but can be conducted in person.
The course looks at best practice in producing interpretation in a range of contexts. It is useful to anyone communicating with the public, and can be steered towards wildlife conservation settings (nature reserves, parks, zoos) or heritage settings (museums, galleries, historic sites and visitor attractions). It covers self-guided media, both of the ‘traditional’ kind, (e.g. outdoor panels and printed leaflets), and those that use new technology (e.g. QR codes and mobile devices).
Participants learn about the principles that guide interpretation and explore the qualities of effective communication with visitors. The tutor then guides them through the process of creating interpretation – planning, generating content, design – looking at how those qualities can be applied. There is lots of practical guidance and a number of exercises, covering writing text, finding images and accessibility for people with disabilities, as well as technical advice on topics like digital images, materials and sustainability.
We can provide the course directly to clients, tailoring it to your needs. Contact us directly to discuss further.
We provide wildlife oriented courses regularly, in partnership with the Wildwood Trust. Visit their Conservation Courses page to see when the next course is.