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What makes a guided interpretive experience exceptional? I suspect that Marcus from Wild Sweden has spent much of the the last ten years thinking about that. He has certainly found some answers. We went on a ‘Moose Safari’ with him … Continue reading
I am a nerd. Not a techie nerd, or a social media nerd, or even a gadget nerd. I am a panel nerd. I can’t resist them. I am constantly looking to find, and create, really good ones. Panels are … Continue reading
A little while ago, I asked the question ‘which is easier, wildlife or historical interpretation?’ That’s a difficult question. It made me think. Now I have an answer, but not the one I expected. I work in and train people … Continue reading
When we really believe the things we have share are beautiful and valuable it makes a difference to how we share them. Or, to put it another way, the way we present activities or information carries implicit messages about how … Continue reading
The best interpretation is often, when we come down to it, about love, inspiration and sustained hard work. At Brigit’s Garden all of these are evident; they come together to create a beautiful and satisfying place to visit. Brigit’s Garden … Continue reading
Last weekend I ran a workshop for the VINE (Values in the Natural Environment) Project, a small and rather lovely organisation, on communicating conservation messages to the wider public. Specifically, how we could do it better. I played this at the … Continue reading
It is lovely, this work of helping people to be inspired by places. I work with marvellous historic, cultural and natural places and their stories and significances. I spend a very large proportion of my time being excited, enthusiastic, attentive, … Continue reading