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Make a Difference — Run for Office!

AMI offices for President and Secretary are open for 2016. This is a great opportunity to develop strong professional relationships, to enhance your leadership skills, as well as to enrich AMI with your creativity, experience and knowledge. Please email an electronic “head shot” photograph and your “campaign” write-up on or before August 21. Please consider giving back to this excellent organization…

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Important 2015 Workshop Information

This year’s workshop in Kansas City promises to be another great one, and we hope to have as many AMI members there as we can get.   Not only because we love gathering with fellow interpreters, but also because there is a very important vote coming up at this year’s business meeting.   For those that cannot attend, there will be a chance for…

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AMI Workshop 2015 – Call for Papers

The 2015 conference committee is looking for dynamic presenters for the 2015 workshop.  In other words, we need YOU! The state of Missouri is rich in talented, professional interpreters whose role it is to help Missourians make connections to our natural, cultural, and historical resources. With focus on our title: The Art of Interpretation in the City and Theme: Embrace your…

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Runge Nature Center Seeks Naturalist Assistant

Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City, Mo. is seeking a part-time naturalist assistant. The Naturalist Assistant’s main duties are to feed, water, and care for all of the nature center’s captive animals on display or used in interpretive programs. In addition, this person may conduct interpretive presentations and hikes both on-site and off-site on a wide range of natural history…

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Award-Winning Ornithologist Visits Springfield

  Award-winning ornithologist, two-time #1 best-selling author, and wildlife biologist John C. Robinson has introduced hundreds of thousands of people all over the world to the joys of bird watching for over thirty-five years. In his latest title, Birding for Everyone: Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers, he encourages the appreciation of nature through birding. John also explores the…

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The KC Connection

Greetings AMI members! Below you will find links to the latest issues of the KC Connection. This newsletter will take you on a journey through the history of Kansas City. You will receive one issue per month from now through August 2015, leading us right to the 2015 AMI conference in Kansas City. Along the way you may see some familiar…

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Resources for “Alternate Reality Gaming at Interpretive Sites”

At the recent Association of Missouri Interpreters’ workshop in Sedalia, I spoke on Art Hunters, the interpretive alternate reality game I created with Red40 Entertainment for the Springfield Art Museum.  Those interested in learning more about the project might enjoy the links below: ARGNet Article — An excellent article describing the project and its mission, by Michael Andersen of the…

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AMI Workshop 2014

This year’s AMI Workshop will take place from September 14-16 in Sedalia, Mo.  This year’s theme, “Finding Your Interpretive Center in the Heart of Missouri”, is about connecting with why you do what you do, and using that why to help carry your message to all your audiences. For details on this year’s workshop, download the Registration Packet (pdf).  The…

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Missouri DNR is Seeking a Natural Resource Education Coordinator

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for protecting, preserving and enhancing Missouri’s natural, cultural and energy resources.  An important part of that responsibility is educating Missourians about those resources. The department has been working to reinvigorate their department-wide education strategy.  The person hired to the Natural Resource Education Coordinator position will have the opportunity to…

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Interpretive Writing Workshop

The Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City will be hosting “The Art of Interpretive Writing” on Friday, October 25.  The workshop will be led by Alan Leftridge, author of Interpretive Writing.  See below for more details: Write compelling interpretive messages! This workshop offers you the basics of interpretive writing that apply to signage, exhibit labels, brochures, websites,…

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