Certified Interpretive Guide Training Workshop

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Certified Interpretive Guide Training Workshop
January 22-25, 2013
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Jekyll Island

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center 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.

The CIG Program
The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

This 32-hour course includes:

  • history, definition, and principles of interpretation
  • making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic
  • using tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas and universal concepts in interpretive programs
  • presentation and communication skills
  • certification requirements (open book exam; program outline; 10-min. presentation)
  • all materials, workbook, and CIG course textbook

Requirements for the CIG Course
Anyone age 16 or over with a desire to increase their knowledge and skills related to interpretation may participate. Membership in NAI is not required, but NAI members may pay a discounted fee to participate in the program. You can also elect to take the training without becoming certified

To take course without certification and receive discounted rate, please contact instructor.

Spots are limited – please register soon. All checks should be made payable to Jekyll Island Authority with GSTC CIG Training on the memo line. Mail the completed registration form and payment to:

Jeannie Miller
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
214 Stable Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA

Download the registration form here.

Further Information
For more information about the course, please contact Jeannie Miller at jeanniem@jekyllisland.com or call 912-635-4173.