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Basic Interpretation for Guides and Interpreters


This course offers solid foundational information on interpretation as a resource management tool.  Course content was developed from experienced field interpreters.  The Basic Interpretive Learning System (BILS) is used as the primary instructional resource.  Basic principles and practices relating to both natural and cultural resources are identified and reviewed.  Attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions and activities.

Department Participants: Job-required for Guide I and Interpreter I within first two years of hire.  Job-related for DPR employees providing formal or informal presentations to the public.
Non-Department Participants: Field interpreters.
Program Length: 36 hours