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Tahoe Rim Trail logoThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, is offering a professional certification course for individuals who will be delivering interpretive programs or having public contact at interpretive sites. This training, held Tuesday, September 29th – Friday, October 2nd, will increase your skills, and make you more confident in creating and presenting interpretive programs for trail users, visitor centers, museums, etc. Added value to this training is certification as an interpretive guide through the National Association for Interpretation. This four day training will be conducted on the Tahoe Rim Trail and at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association office in Incline Village, Nevada.. The cost for this training is $495.00 and is limited to 15 participants to ensure individual attention.

In addition, the TRTA will be offering a one day Interpretive Writing Workshop on Monday, October 5th. This workshop introduces you to the techniques for written interpretation. You will focus on strategies that make non-personal interpretation come close to the impact of compelling front-line interpretation.  These techniques apply to your brochures, web sites, exhibits, public service announcements, books, magazine articles and other interpretive projects. You will leave the workshop with a 42-page workbook and energized to complete your current writing projects. The cost for this workshop is $250.00.

Both trainings will be instructed by Alan Leftridge. Since 2002, Alan Leftridge has conducted 100 interpretive writing workshops, interpretive guide training, and visitor services seminars in North America. Dr. Leftridge became a Certified Interpretive Trainer in 2001. He is credited with 80 articles and editorials in interpretive magazines, as well as numerous texts for interpretive panels and brochures. Alan was the executive editor of The Interpreter magazine and Legacy magazine, from 1989 to 2008. He has authored four books in interpretation including, Interpretive Writing, Going to Glacier, Glacier Day Hikes, and Seeley-Swan Day Hikes.

Registration: To register, please contact Emily Williams at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, (775) 298-0231 or emilyw@tahoerimtrail.org. For more information, visit the TRTA website at www.tahoerimtrail.org.  

For more information about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, call (775) 298-0012 or visit www.tahoerimtrail.org.  The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization, which works to enhance, expand, and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and encourage stewardship, and provide assess to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. The Association works in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.