Fort Collins offering Certified Interpretive Guide course

Learn to give powerful and effective presentations to any audience. The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is offering the National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide course. This training is perfect for people who work with the public in settings such as museums, cemeteries, natural areas, and parks. The training is ideal for both paid staff and volunteers. The minimum age is 16 years.

The course takes place Tuesday through Friday, December 8­­ to 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complete attendance at all four days is mandatory. Registration deadline is November 24.

Total cost is $380. This includes the instruction, workbook, certification fee, and National Association for Interpretation membership. Training cost options are available without certification and/or membership.

Why take it? Participants build confidence as they practice their skills. Find out:
· how people learn
· what makes audiences pay attention
· how to get rid of the jitters
· what your body language conveys
· how to answer tough questions.

The training is taught by Certified Interpretive Trainers Sue Kenney and Susan Schafer, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department. Register online at : or contact Susan Schafer, 970-416-2480,

This course is very popular and class size is limited so sign up early.

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