The Heritage Interpretation Center for the
Advancement of Excellence in Interpretive Planning.
A JVA Heritage Interpretation International Center
Interpretive planning course for the Corps of Engineers; interpretive exibit design plan for the Matagords Nature Park visitor center.
If you're looking for professional training in interpretive planning, interpretive planning text books and related interpretive resources, or you just want to hire an expert interpretive planner to come and do your interpretive plan for you -
We decided to develop our
1. To provide a center of excellence where interpretive planners and managers can both contribute to, and expand their own, advancement of interpretive planning theory, techniques and principles.
2. To provide ideas and guidelines for creating interpretive plans that have a focus on the financial aspects of those plans to be actually implemented and put in operation.
3. To provide a gateway for sharing interpretive planning related strategies, new media, new technology and visitor studies research via publication of that material in InterpNEWS, the International Heritage Interpretation e-
4. To promote visitor studies/research and marketing strategies into interpretive planning documents.
5. To serve as a resource center for interpretive planning text books and other interpretive planning resource documents (many available free of charge).
Let me tell you more about our mission and services via YouTube:
What services does the HIC for Interpretive Planning Advancement and Excellence offer? Our services are divided into three main realms:
1)Training courses in interpretive planning both on-
2) offering our own contract/consulting services in interpretive planning to
develop interpretive plans for you, your site or facility.
3) Providing interpretive planning resource text books and related reference materials.
Interpretive planning training courses offered on-
learning and experience program.
Interpretive Master Planning -
Interpretive Planning for Historic Homes and Gardens. 12 Units -
Interpretive Planning for Botanical Gardens and Arboretums.
11 Units -
Interpretive Planning for Historic Farms and Agricultural Sites
13 Units -
Interpretive Planning for Scenic Byways and Auto Tour Routes.
10 Units, 2 CEU Credits. $275.00
Advanced Interpretive Master Planning. 14 Units, 2.5 CEU Credits, $250.00
Conducting A Feasibility Analysis Before Developing New Interpretive Centers, Nature Centers and Small Museums. If you build it they may not come -
So how can you know for sure before you build it?
Nine Units -
An Interpretive Researchers Guide for Developing Visitor Surveys and Questionnaire/Interview Designs For Natural & Cultural Heritage Sites and Attractions.
Ten Units -
Developing and Managing Community Interpretive Plans and Programs.
12 Units, 2 CEU Credits, Course Tuition: $300.00
Innovative Strategies in Interpretive Media and Services Planning -
and the Psychology of Visitor -
Eleven Units, 3 CEU Credits, Course Tuition $350.00
Check out all of our professional interpretive courses at out course catalog page:
Interpretive planning courses offered live on-
All of the courses we offer via our e-
Interpretive training for the US Army Corps of Engineers (left), interpretive training course on developing visitor survey research tools (Budapest, Hungary -
The Heritage Interpretation Center for the Advancement of
Excellence in Interpretive Planning
Some sites, organizations and agencies don't have the time to learn to do interpretive planning through our courses, and just want to have an interpretive plan completed for them. We now offer that experitse for them. We will do your interpretive plan for you. We've been doing interpretive planning for clients world-
Have to send out a RFP? Ask for a copy of our NPS template for developing Requst for Proposals for contracting interpretive planners -
Check our client list -
gardens, scenic byways and commercial heritage attractions.
elements of interpretive planning within their scope of work.
Add us to your RFP bidders/e-
(We're available for interpretive projects world-
The Heritage Interpretation Resource Center.
Our support services for interpretive planners provides several different kinds of resources.
The Heritage Interpretation Resource Center provides a wealth of FREE articles on different aspects of interpretive planning. Just visit the resource center and then let us know which articles you would like. We'll send those to you as an e-
Our Interpretive Text Book Bookstore:
We also offer our text books on Interpretive Planning, Advanced Interpretive Planning, Planning Interpretive Trails and our Interpretive Trainers Handbook through our bookstore. They are available as e-
InterpNEWS helps spread the word about excellence in
interpretive programs, services and media.
We also Publish research and discussion papers on Interpretive Planning in InterpNEWS to
share interpretive research with our 300,000 readers in 60 countries. Subscriptions to InterpNEWS are Free. You can read the current and back issues of InterpNEWS at: www.issue.com/interpnews.
John Veverka is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interpretation Research (NAI).
So who are we?
Our staff credentials in heritage interpretation and
advertising, recreational learning, etc.).
If you have any questions, requests for quotations or advice in interpreitve planning please feel free to contact us. Consultations (or if you would just like to talk about interpretation with an expert) via phone, e-
John A. Veverka
John Veverka & Associates
Center for Advancement and Excellence in Interpretive Planning
We do what we teach -