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Certified Interpretive Guide Training

Date: 11/03/2018 | Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 6:00 PM

We’re teaming up with naturalist Heather Harding and the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) to offer a Certified Interpretive Guide Training in Port Townsend on November 3, 4, 10, and 11!

Learn how to teach others about the natural wonders around you or any resource that you are passionate about.  Whether you want to lead guided walks for Jefferson Land Trust, pursue a career as an interpretive guide, or just share your love of nature or cultural resources with your family and friends, the 32-hour Certified Interpretive Guide Training will teach you skills to engage and inspire others in fun and meaningful ways.

Interpreting is more than sharing knowledge—it engages the audience with multi-sensory stimuli that allow participants to absorb messages and enjoy learning.  Interpreting imbues meaning into its delivery and uses universal concepts like birth, transformation, survival, and preservation, to help connect your audience to your message and give them deeper insights into themselves and the world around them.

In east Jefferson County we have so much natural wonder around us to be grateful for and passionate about.  Learn how to use interpretative skills to promote those resources, or whatever you are inspired about, and rally others to join with you to protect and preserve those resources.

Certified Interpretive Guide Training Registration

Title: Certified Interpretive Guide Training

Instructor: Heather Harding

Dates: November 3-4 and November 10-11, 2018 — four days over two weekends, 9:00am-6:00pm each day

Location: Jefferson Land Trust, 1033 Lawrence St., Port Townsend, WA 98368

Cost: $230 for 32-hour course or  $380 for course and NAI Guide Certification.

Learn more about the course and register at this link: Certified Interpretive Guide Training Registration
Note: You have to create an account with NAI before you can register. Follow the registration instructions in the link (to the right course description).

Questions? Email Heather at or call 360.821.1655.

About the Instructor: Heather Harding has been training guides since she received her NAI training certification in 2011. She brings her guide trainings alive through twenty-five years of hands-on experience guiding professionally on multi-day natural history tours in the Olympics, Utah, and Cuba as well as hundreds of marine excursions off the coasts of Central and North America. She has been training naturalists in east Jefferson County for the last seven years as a co-founder, organizer, and instructor for the Jefferson Land Trust Tidelands to Timberline Natural History Course.