Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop
Zoo Atlanta is hosting, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) professional certification course. This course and certification is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs and/or speak with the public. It combines theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Attendance to all sessions is required for certification
With NAI certification: $380
- Includes instructor fee, certification fee, one-year professional membership and workbook
Without NAI certification: $230
- Includes instructor fee and workbook
This 32-hour course includes:
- History, definition and principles of interpretation
- Making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized and thematic
- Using tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas and universal concepts in interpretive programs
- Presentation and communication skills
- Certification requirements (50-question literature review; program outline; 10-minute presentation)
- All materials, workbook and CIG course textbook
Requirements for CIG Course:
- Anyone with a desire to increase their knowledge and skills related to interpretation may participate.
- Membership in NAI is not required, but NAI members may pay a discounted fee to participate in the program.
- You can also elect to take the training without becoming certified.
- You do not have to be an NAI member to take the training course.
Questions: Contact Melissa King at Education@zooatlanta.org or 404.624.5822.