CLM8243 - Interpretive Media

Course CodeCLM8243
Course TitleInterpretive Media

This course will enable participants to design visually appealing signs, write dynamic interpretive messages, select appropriate fabrication materials, identify considerations for sign placement, and estimate project costs. Prior to the on line sessions participants are required to take and complete the Eppley Institute online “Interpretive Media” class which will be followed by eight FWS specific on line sessions that will be focused on interpretive FWS media topics, such as working with a designer and fabricator, and how to make the most of signage at your site.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Describe five principles of sign and wayside exhibit planning.
•Discuss pros and cons of signs and waysides as interpretive tools.
•Write tight, active, sequenced and captioned messages.
•Estimate costs of sign design and fabrication.
•Work effectively with contractors and select the best materials within budget.

Those FWS employees responsible for planning and developing interpretive signs, and wayside exhibits including project leaders, natural resource managers, environmental educators, interpretive staff, outreach specialists, outdoor recreation planners, and park rangers. This class is limited to 18 participants.

Delivery MethodOnline Instructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$200.00
Instructional Hours16
Course Content ContactLaurie Heupel:; (304) 876-7486;
Curriculum CategoryVisitor Services
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkRegister
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value1
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CLM8243 - Interpretive Media

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession ContactSession Details
4/2/2019 4/25/2019 For registration questions, contact Jennifer Chin;
For class questions, contact Laurie Heupel;
Online every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-4:00 PM EST
Online Laurie Heupel;
(304) 876-7486
Interpretive Media Online every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-4:00 PM EST