Get-together for Monterey/Santa Cruz Area

We will be having our Monterey and Santa Cruz area member get-together on Saturday, June 24th. We will meet at 9:00 am the Carmel Starbucks near Rio Road and carpool to Point Lobos SNR. Parking is limited in the reserve. We will go for a hike and then have a picnic around 11:30 pm. Then at 12:30 pm we will go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. For those just wanting to go to the aquarium we will meet by the Member entrance at 1 pm. Hope to see you at this fun event!


Welcome to the National Association for Interpretation Sierra Pacific Region!

With a long history leading the profession of Interpretation, our members from across California, Nevada, and the Pacific Islands continue to inspire and convey the meanings within our cultural and natural assets. From the Rangers in California State Parks, to the Naturalists guiding whale watches in Hawaii, and the interpreters working to share the stories of the first peoples of Nevada; our members work in parks, museums, aquariums, art galleries and many other locations. We endeavor to share the meaningful stories of the people, places, and ideas that we all hold dear.

The Sierra Pacific Region is a small part of a larger community of professional interpreter’s, through this website, trainings, workshops, and many other opportunities we strive to support and grow the Interpretive Profession and the people that our profession impacts.

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over thirty other nations. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies, and theme parks. Commercial and institutional members include those who provide services to the heritage interpretation industry.


photo by Steve Dunleavy