Interpretive Site Coalition

Care and Feeding of Your Interpretive Program

2019 Interpretive Site Coalition Professional Conference at Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64110 Monday, February 4, 2018 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Everyone can be great because anybody can serve. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here is your personal invitation to the amazing ISC Professional Conference. Please plan to come and invite all your staff…

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Resource

NEW Education Resource: Missouri River Information Packets

Missouri River Relief is excited to announce their “Missouri River Information Packets”, new educational resources. The Missouri River is home to fascinating creatures, as well as many issues. That is why they felt it was necessary to develop information packets. In these packets, a broad range of information is introduced and discussed; from the giants who dwell in the depths,…

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Conference

2018 AMI Awards

Congratulations to all of the 2018 AMI award winners! Scholarship Winners Left to Right: Lee Wilbeck – AMI Award Chair, Emily Deeba (Saint Louis University), Jacob Lutes (Missouri Western University), Melissa Nyga (SE Missouri State University). Not present:  Cole Hoover, University of Central Missouri. Outstanding Volunteer Dennis Burd (Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson) Outstanding New Interpreter Karen Seward (Mark…

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2018 Conference Registration Information

We invite you to “Cross the Streams: Bring Interpretation and Education Together to Achieve Shared Goals.” Join us for the 2018 Association of Missouri Interpreters Workshop September 10th – 13th, 2018, at Echo Bluff State Park in Eminence, MO. Echo Bluff State Park, opened in mid-2016, is a 476-acre park featuring Sinking Creek and the former home of Camp Zoe,…

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AMI 2018 Fall Conference News

Auction The conference planning committee has been busy getting things together for this fall’s conference. They are asking for your help to bring auction items from your own stash or items donated by a business. If you like it but just don’t need it anymore bring it to the conference and there will probably be somebody that see it and…

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Workshops

Upcoming Project Archaeology Workshops

There will be two Project Archaeology workshops will be held in Missouri this summer, one in Independence and one in Jefferson City. Archaeology and the interpretation of the human occupation of our parks and sites can be a fascinating presentation to visitors.  The Project Archaeology curriculum can easily be adapted to visitor talks and activities. Participants will receive full instruction…

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Create Your Own Path at the 2017 AMI Workshop-Registration Now Open!

  In September the Association of Missouri Interpreters will travel to Steelville, Missouri for the 2017 annual conference. The focus will be “Creating Your Own Path” to better interpretation through sessions, keynotes, and field trips.  Those who call the Ozarks home, and those who called it home in the past, know exactly what it is like to create their own…

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Upcoming Certified Interpretive Guide Training

The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.         This 32-hour course includes: history, definition, and principles of interpretation making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic using tangible…

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AMI Challenges You to “Create Your Own Path” at the 2017 AMI Workshop

  As many of you may know I am a bit of a Star Wars nerd. I also tend not to follow protocol.  So when asked to chair the 2017 AMI Conference committee I am sure there was a collective cringe and immediate thought of “oh no, what is she going to do?!”  Although I find your lack of faith…

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AMI Conference welcomes keynote speakers Grady Manus and Chip Taylor

This year’s AMI conference will welcome two inspirational keynote speakers-Grady Manus (AMI founding member and past president) and Chip Taylor, Founder of Monarch Watch.   The conference committee is honored that both of these men will join us at Cuivre River State Park for the 2016 AMI workshop.   Chip Taylor will provide the kickoff keynote with his presentation, “Monarch Butterflies: From…

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