Interpretation for Archeologists   8. Archeologists and Interpreters Working Together   Distance Learning

A Final Thought for Archeologists and Interpreters

An archeologist's knowledge of techniques for interpreting archeological resources is one of the most important elements in helping visitors understand their value and fragility. The archeologist must care about both the archeological resource and facilitating interpretive opportunities and outcomes if he or she wishes to inspire caring in others.

Archeologists who have little interpretive experience or few opportunities to interact directly with visitors may benefit from applying the Interpretive Equation to programs they present-alone or in concert with park interpretive staff-to a variety of park visitors. Learning to apply appropriate interpretive tools allows the archeologist to effectively engage interpreters and visitors and promote interest, participation, and stewardship.

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Interpretation and Education in the Northeast Region
This web site presents the NPS Northeast region's goals, strategies and resources for interpretation and education.

Use What You Know: Assess Your Knowledge (#10 of 10)

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  • How has your understanding of interpretation changed as a result of this training guide?
  • What ways to you plan to apply your new knowledge, skills, and abilities?

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