Thank you to Brian
Kohlfor hosting this web site. See his great photo gallery.
The Protected Area Governance & Management Book (2014). I am a supporting author for two chapters on visitor management and engaging complexity. Book to be released at the World Parks Congress IUCN.
“Fallout.” (2013). Science fiction romance novella, published as an ebook by Books to Go Now.com. Available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. “Harry Longmeadow flees Philadelphia to escape the big-city terrorism that took his brother’s life. The secret, underground shelter he builds in rural north central Pennsylvania is designed to withstand any form of attack. But when an assault comes, the biggest threat isn’t nuclear fallout, but a female writer and homicide charges, for which he has no preplanned defenses.”
“The International Interpretation Conference: Bringing the World’s Interpreters Together.” Review of the European Association of Heritage Interpretation’s annual conference in Sweden 2013. (March 2014). Journal of Community Archeology & Heritage.
December 2013. Assisting Jim Barborak of Colorado State University on a DAI/USAID project to help three national parks in Honduras develop tourism management plans.
Redesigning Tourism Guide, Colombia
November to February 2014. On behalf of the PUP Consortium I am working with OpePA and Clorofila Urbana to redesign a government guide on sustainable tourism best practices.
Trip to Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park
October 2013. On behalf of the PUP Consortium, I visited Vietnam to explore the possibility of developing a visitor management plan in this World Heritage site.
Strengthening Rios Tropicales Interpretation
October 2013-.Working with world-renown tour operator in river rafting in Costa Rica
to offer high quality interpretive tours based on sustainability theme.
Participatory Interpretation in the Caribbean
January-September 2013. Facilitating creation of a participatory interpretive framework of Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenandines, especially Ashton Lagoon (pictured below). Working with Sustainable Grenadines, Inc.
Public Use Planning in World Heritage City of Evora, Portugal
September 2011 to present. On behalf of the PUP Consortium for Global Heritage, I am facilitating the Public Use Planning Process in Evora, Portugal, alongside Consortium member and city lead, Nuno Domingos.
To be determined talk at the 2014 conference of the Association for Heritage Interpretation in Spain.
Story of Hanukkah
November 2013. I interpreted the story of Hanukkah for Cub Scouts in Costa Rica, using a variety of storytelling techniques. In Spanish. 15 minutes plus Menorah demonstration.
“Participatory Interpretive Frameworks Can Increase Community Involvement in Interpretive Heritage Site Planning”
June 2013. Presented at the International Interpretation Conference in Sigtuna, Sweden sponsored by Interpretation Europe, NAI, and the Swedish Center for Nature Interpretation. Workshop/talk about how to use Module 2 of the Public Use Planning Process and the importance of making interpretation more participatory. Co-presented virtually with Nuno Domingos.
“Can We Train Citizens of Different Educational Levels to Offer Interpretive Programs?”
June 2013. Co-presented with Marisol Mayorga at the same conference about how different interpretation users require different kinds of trainings and only by working together can they make interpretation a development tool. Co-presented virtually with Carlos Rosero.
“¿Qué es realmente real? Nueva visión de la autenticidad y su papel en la interpretación y el turismo alternativo”
Octber 2012. Talk at a conference entitled "Alternative Tourism is a successful and sustainable growth industry" and hosted by the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur in Cabo San Lucas.