Call for Presenters!
Be a PRESENTER at the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Sierra Pacific Region (Region 9) Spring 2021 VIRTUAL Workshop, March 5-7, 2021, with Pre-Workshop Virtual Field Trips March 1-4. This year’s title is: “Resilient Interpretation: Adapting to Our New World.”
This year, there are TWO ways to share with your interpretation community: present a talk (Presentation Format) and/or produce a video (Field Trip Format).
Virtual Presentations (talks) will be offered Friday and Saturday, March 5-6.
Virtual Field Trips (videos) will be posted during the pre-Workshop, Monday, March 1 through Thursday, March 4.
To learn more and to apply head here.
Your Sierra Pacific Region is here to help you recognize and honor outstanding achievements in interpretation. Don’t delay, act now to nominate inspiring, amazing, innovating colleagues for an award! Awards showcase achievements of Sierra Pacific members and others working to advance the profession of interpretation; awards will be presented during March’s regional workshop. See below for category qualifications and instructions. Due: January 8th, 2021. Submit nominations electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head here to see the different categories and qualifications!
This is your year to attend the NAI National Conference! With the Conference going virtual this fall, there are no travel costs or approvals to consider and registration is considerably lower than usual. We hope many of our members will take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the top-notch concurrent sessions, professional development, and networking opportunities the National Conference provides. Head here to learn more and apply!
National Association for Interpretation Sierra Pacific Region Spring 2020 Workshop: “Turning the Tides Through Interpretation” Call for Presenters!
Be a presenter at the annual National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Sierra Pacific Regional Workshop, being held March 6-8, 2020, at NatureBridge in the beautiful Marin Headlands of the San Francisco Bay Area. The workshop’s theme, “Turning the Tides Through Interpretation,” reminds us of the power – and responsibility – we have as interpreters to promote and inspire meaningful change. Share your experiences, knowledge, and perspectives on what it means to influence change as we come together to learn, reflect, and grow.
Learn more about submitting here!
Inspiring! Amazing! Innovating! Do you know an interpreter who does remarkable work and deserves recognition? Your Sierra Pacific Region is here to help you honor outstanding achievements in interpretation by launching an Awards Program in November. Awards will showcase successes of Sierra Pacific members and others working to advance the profession of interpretation and be presented at March’s Annual Workshop. Learn more here!
In response to our members’ requests that we make scholarships and support for students and seasonal staff a regional priority, we’ve made some changes to our scholarship program!
This year, there will be three types of scholarships offered:
To learn more about changes to Sierra Pacific’s scholarship program and to see current scholarship opportunities head to the scholarship page here.
If you want to go to the National conference in Denver coming up this November, but feel it’s out of reach – think again! The Board of Directors and the Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce that, due to the generosity of members who bought region merchandise and auction items at our spring workshop, we are able to offer TWO scholarships of $1500 each to our members.
Download the application here and email it to Laura.Drath@wildlife.ca.gov.
Don’t delay – applications are due by Friday, August 23rd!