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    The publications listed contain useful facts or information. See also Policy and Procedures for regulation guidance

    Accessibility

    • Part of Your General Public Is Disabled: A Handbook for Guides in Museums, Zoos, and Historic Houses. Majewski, J. published for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 202-357-1697
    • Harper's Ferry Center Accessibility information web site. This site contains good information related to exhibit design. Developed by the NPS but can be used at Corps sites.
    • P.A.W., Physically-challenged Access to the Woods. P.O. Box 357, Empire, Colorado 80438, 303-569-2106.
    • 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design. (2010). PlayCore, Inc and Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University.

    Children and Nature/ Nature Deficit Disorder

    • Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale. Bhagwanji, Y. (2011). E-book: North American Association for Environmental Education.
    • I Love Dirt! 52 activities to help you & your kids discover the wonders of nature. Ward, J. (2008). Boston, MA: Trumpeter Books.
    • Into the Field: A Guide to Locally Focused Learning. Leslie, C., Tallmadge, J., & Wessels, T. (1999). Great Barrington, MA: The Orion Society.
    • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Louv, R. (2005, 2008). Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.
    • Let’s Go Outside! Outdoor Activities and Project to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature. Ward, J. (2009). Boston, MA: Trumpeter Books.
    • Nature and Young Children: Encouraging creative play and learning in natural environments. Wilson, R. (2012). Lincoln, NE: Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.
    • Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age. Louv, R. (2011, 2012). Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.
    • Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities. Sobel, D. (2004). Great Barrington, MA: The Orion Society.
    • Sharing Nature with Children, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Parents’ and Teachers’ Nature Awareness Guidebook. Cornell, J. (1998). Nevada City, CA: DAWN Publications.
    • Sharing Nature with Children II: A Sequel to the Classic Parents’ & Teachers’ Nature Awareness Guidebook. Cornell, J. (1989). Nevada City, CA: DAWN Publications.

    Design, Publications, Signs, & Interpretive Writing

    • Designing Interpretive Signs: Principles in Practice. Moscardo, G., Ballantyne, R. & Hughes, K. (2007). Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.
    • Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach. Serrell, B. (1996). AltaMira Press.
    • Interpretation by Design: Graphic Design Basics for Heritage Interpreters. Caputo, P., Lewis, S., & Brochu, L. (2008). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.
    • Interpretive Design and the Dance of Experience. Van Matre, S. (2009). Institute for Earth Education.
    • Interpretive Writing. Leftridge, A. (2006). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.
    • Putting Interpretation on the Map: An Interpretive Approach to Geography. Bailey, H. (2009). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.
    • Signs, Trails and Wayside Exhibits. Gross, M., Zimmerman, R., & Buchholz, J. (1992, 1994, 2006). Stevens Point, WI: UW-SP Foundation Press, Inc.
    • Visitor Use and Evaluation of Interpretive Media. (2003). National Park Service.

    Environmental Education/ Interpretation

    • Across the Spectrum. Monroe, M. & Krasny, M. (Eds.). (2013). E-book: North American Association for Environmental Education.
    • Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education. Sobel, D. (1996). Great Barrington, MA: The Orion Society.
    • Environmental Education in Schools: Creating a Program that Works!. Braus, J. & Wood, D. (1993). Washington, DC: Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange.
    • Environmental Interpretation: A Practical Guide for People with Big Ideas and Small Budgets. Ham, S. (1992). Golden CO: North American Press.
    • Evaluating Your Environmental Education Programs: A Workbook for Practitioners. Ernst, J., Monroe, M., & Simmons, B. (2009). NAAEE.
    • Field Guide to Environmental Literacy: Making Strategic Investments in Environmental Education. Elder, J. (2003). Rock Springs, GA: Environmental Education Coalition.
    • Interpreting the Environment. Sharpe, G. (1982). New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.
    • Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies. Gilbertson, K., Bates, T., McLaughlin, T., & Ewert, A. (2006). Champagne, IL: Human Kinetics.
    • Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes. Russ, A. (Ed.). (2014). E-book: North American Association for Environmental Education.
    • Team WET Schools
    • North American Association for Environmental Education - Guidelines for Excellence
      • Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs (2010)
      • Nonformal Environmental Education Programs (2004)
      • Environmental Education Materials (2004)
      • Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) (2004)
      • Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) Executive Summary and Self Assessment Tool (2004)
      • Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators (2004)

    Heritage/ Historical Interpretive References

    • Civic Tourism: The Poetry and Politics of Place. Shilling, D. (2007). Prescott, AZ: Sharlot Hall Museum Press.
    • The History of Heritage Interpretation in the United States. Merriman, T. & Brochu, L. (2006). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.
    • Personal Interpretation: Connecting Your Audience to Heritage Resources. Brochu, L. & Merriman, T. (2002, 2008). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.
    • Interpreting Our Heritage, 50th Anniversary Edition. Tilden, F. (2008). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

    Interpretive Planning

    • Interpretive Master Planning: Volume 1 – Strategies for the New Millennium. Veverka, J. (2011). MuseumsEtc.
    • Interpretive Master Planning: Volume 2 – Selected Essays: Philosophy, Theory and Practice. Veverka, J. (2011). MuseumsEct.
    • Interpretive Master Planning: The Essential Guide for Interpretive Centers, Parksm Self-Guided Trails, Historic Sites, Zoos, Exhibits & Programs. Veverka, J. (1998). Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.
    • Interpretive Planning: The 5-M Model for Successful Planning Projects. Brochu, L. (2003). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.
    • Interpretive Planning for Museums: Integrating Visitor Perspectives in Decision Making. Wells, M., Butler, B., & Koke, J. (2013). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Pres, Inc.

    Management

    • Director’s Guide to Best Practices: Examples from the Nature and Environmental Learning Center Profession. Byrd, N. (1998, 2000). Dayton, OH: Association of Nature Center Administrators.
    • The Director’s Guide to Best Practices: Interpretive Design of Nature Centers: Buildings. Watson, D. (2006). Dayton, OH: Association of Nature Center Administrators.
    • The Director’s Guide to Best Practices: Interpretive Design of Nature Centers: Exhibits. Watson, D. (2006). Dayton, OH: Association of Nature Center Administrators.
    • Director’s Guide to Best Practices: Branding and Marketing Your Nature Center. Bolger, G. (2006). Dayton, OH: Association of Nature Center Administrators.
    • Director’s Guide to Best Practices: Programming: Citizen Science. Prisby, M. & Super, P. (2006). Dayton, OH: Association of Nature Center Administrators.
    • Director’s Guide to Best Practices: Programs. Voorhis, K. & Haley, R. (2006). Dayton, OH: Association of Nature Center Administrators.
    • Director’s Guide to Best Practices: The Search for Extraordinary Leadership: Securing your next Executive Director. McReynolds, C. (2006). Dayton, OH: Association of Nature Center Administrators.
    • Interpretive Centers: The History, Design and Development of Nature and Visitor Centers. Gross, M. & Zimmerman, R. (2002). Stevens Point, WI: UW-SP Foundation Press, Inc.
    • Management of Interpretive Sites: Developing Sustainable Operations through Effective Leadership. Merriman, T. & Brochu, L. (2005). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.
    • Nature Center Book: How to Create and Nurture a Nature Center in Your Community. Evens, B. & Evens, C. (2004). Fort Collins, CO: National Association for Interpretation.

    Nature Play/ Outdoor Classrooms

    • Natural Playscapes: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul. Keeler, R. (2008). Redmond, WA: Exchange Press.
    • Creating & Retrofitting Play Environments: Best Practice Guidelines. (2009). PlayCore, Inc and Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University.
    • Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments. Nelson, E. (2012). St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
    • Growing with Nature: Supporting Whole-Child Learning in Outdoor Classrooms. (2011). Lincoln, NE: Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.
    • Inspiring Spaces for Young Children. DeViney, J., Duncan, S., Harris, S., Rody, M., & Rosenberry, L. Lincoln, NE: Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.
    • Keeping it Growing: Sustaining Your Outdoor Classroom. (2012). Lincoln, NE: Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.
    • Learning with Nature Idea Book: Creating Nurturing Outdoor Spaces for Children. (2007). Lincoln, NE: Arbor Day Foundation.
    • Nature Play & Learning Place: Creating and Managing places where Children Engage with Nature. Moore, R. (2014). National Wildlife Federation and Natural Learning Initiative.
    • Pathways for Play: Best Practice Guidelines. (2010). PlayCore, Inc and Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University.

    Program Development and Presentation

    • The Audience and You, Gordon Kilker, 1974, National Park Service, GPO Number 1974, 0-550-953.
    • Conducting Meaningful Interpretation: A Field Guide for Success. Widner Ward, C. & Wilkenson, A. (2006). Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.
    • The Docent Handbook. (2001). Berkeley, CA: National Docent Symposium.
    • The Good Guide: A Sourcebook for Interpreters, Docents and Tour Guides. Grinder, A. & McCoy, E. (1985). Scottsdale, AZ: Ironwood Publishing.
    • Handles: A Compendium of Interpretive Techniques to Help Visitors Grasp Resource Meanings. Scherbaum, P. (2006). Philadelphia, PA: Eastern National Park and Monument Association.
    • Interpreter’s Guidebook: Techniques for Programs and Presentations. Regnier, K., Gross, M., & Zimmerman, R. (1994). Stevens Point, WI: UW-SP Foundation Press, Inc.
    • Interpreting for Park Visitors. Lewis, W. (2001). Philadelphia, PA: Eastern National Park and Monument Association.
    • Interpretive Solutions: Harnessing the Power of Interpretation to Help Resolve Critical Resource Issues. Whatley, M. (2011). Fort Collins, CO: InterpPress.
    • Meaningful Interpretation: How to Connect Hearts and Minds to Places, Objects, and Other Resources. Larsen, D. (Ed.). (2011). Eastern National: America's National Parks Warehouse (877) NAT-PARK.
    • Passionate Fact: Storytelling in Natural History and Cultural Interpretation. Strauss, S. (1996). Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.

    Research, Principles, & Fundamentals

    • Applied Interpretation: Putting Research into Practice. Knapp, D. (2007). Fort Collins, CO: InterpPress.
    • Gifts of Interpretation (formerly, Interpretation for the 21st Century): Fifteen Guiding Principles for Interpreting Nature and Culture. Beck, L. & Cable, T. (2012). Sagamore Publishing.
    • Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources. Knudsen, D., Cable, T., & Beck, L. (2003). State College, PA: Venture Publishing.
    • Interpretation: Making a Difference on Purpose. Ham, S. (2013). Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.
    • On Interpretation: Sociology for Interpreters of Natural and Cultural History. Machlis, G. & Field, D. (Eds.). (1992). Oregon State University Press.
    • Parks for Life: Moving the Goal Posts, Changing the Rules, and Expanding the Field, LaPage, W. (2007). Venture Publishing.
    • Supplements to a Guide to Cultural and Environmental Interpretation in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Instruction Report R-84-1
    • Perspectives from the Field: An Evaluation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interpretive Services and Outreach Program. Mesenbrink, A. (2013)
   
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