National Park Service
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Interpretive Development Program

Hot Links for Summer Self-Study

If you're looking to strengthen or hone your interpretive skills this summer, the following IDP resources are available to everyone. Learn something new this summer!


Free resources:

Interpreting Climate Change Self-study Modules

Interpretive Facilitator's Toolkit with Self-study Guide


Free On-line Tutorials hosted by Eppley Institute (ProValens Learning):

Foundations of Interpretation

Causes of the Civil War


Benchmark Competencies for NPS Interpreters--On-line Courses hosted by Eppley Institute (ProValens Learning) for a small fee:

Informal Visitor Contacts

Interpretive Talk

Conducted Activities

Interpretive Writing

Interpretive Media 

Training and Coaching Interpreters