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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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Register Now for the 2013 Workshop!

There’s still five days to get the early registration rate for our upcoming workshop in Branson, Missouri!  After August 20, the cost will go up. Registration forms are included in the 2013 AMI Workshop Registration Packet.  So are all the details on field sessions, lodging, and costs.  If you have any other questions, please contact Workshop Committee Chair John Miller at john.miller@mdc.mo.gov or at…

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2013 AMI Workshop

The 2013 Association of Missouri Interpreters Workshop will be held September 12 – 14 in Branson, Missouri.  The workshop theme is “Interpreting New Heights in the Depths of the Ozarks”.  Details are just now begining to be announced, but here’s your quick-&-easy guide to everything you need to know: First off, visit the Conference Page.  This page will always have the…

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Registration for the 2013 NAI Region 6 Workshop

Pardon the recent rash of NAI Region 6 postings– the region’s website is temporarily down, and they need a little help getting info out about their upcoming workshop.  And I didn’t think you guys would mind learning about a really awesome professional training opportunity taking place right next door to us.  Here’s the details: EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE is more…

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