Cem Basman has interpretive roots that go deep. From his time with Illinois State Parks, to his role with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Cem is a former President of the NAI and retired professor with Indiana University. On this episode of the Park Leaders Show, we discuss interpretation in parks and conservation.
Building friends groups and partnerships is essential for a modern park. Krista Muddle from the National Park Service joins the Park Leaders Show to discuss partnerships. Krista Muddle is a Regional Partnership Coordinator at Intermountain Region Office with the National Park Service. Krista divides her time between a program working in partnership with Mexico on border-related issues […]
Audrey Peterman helps parks people discover parks. Many people who have taken park tours with Audrey are visiting parks for the first time. Audrey is a consistent voice to help get people of all backgrounds into parks. When asked what conversation we should be having people in parks, she said we need to change the perception […]
Christen Miller’s path towards becoming an interpreter began with a terrified toad. Seeing an interpretive program in a State Park, which included the toad, pushed Christen towards a life in parks. Now, Christen is the Visitor Experience Director for Virginia State Parks. In this episode of the Park Leaders Show, Christen talks about interpretation, living […]
Brennan McAuley returns to the Park Leaders Show to share what he learned after another summer with the National Park Service. Brennan is a student in the Temple Pro Ranger Program. Brennan has been on the Park Leaders Show to tell us about the Pro Ranger Program and again to talk about his first summer […]
After a career in the military, Christina Ryan-Miller joined the National Park Service. In her role as a Zone Safety Manager, she makes sure park employees and visitors are safe. In this episode of the Park Leaders Show, we talk all about safety. But we also talk about so much more. Christina talks about her […]
Most parks work with volunteers. Some parks treat volunteers like stars. When this happens, word spreads in the volunteer community. But not all parks do well working with volunteers. This episode of The Park Leaders Episode, we have the opportunity to hear words directly from a volunteer. This volunteer offers tips and advice on how […]
Roy Sullivan is a one of a kind park ranger. His story is so unique, we are still talking about him today. This episode of the Park Leaders Show, we share Roy’s story.
All Park Leaders are servant leaders. We serve guests, employees, and the resources we vow to protect. Servant leaders recognize leadership is a stewardship responsibility. This style of leadership fits perfectly with people of parks. We serve the public and we serve resources. Kevin Monroe joins the Park Leaders Show to explain servant leadership and […]
Commander Bill Overby joins the Park Leaders Show to help us all understand how to build a reputation as a leader. Commander Overby discusses his new consulting business, and how technology has changed the park experience for visitors and park rangers. After so many years in parks, first, as a park ranger followed by training […]