Past Workshop Papers

2017 NAI Sierra Pacific Region Spring Workshop
Feed Your Mind, Grow Your Heart, Cultivate Your Community
Camp Arroyo – Livermore, CA
March 31-April 2, 2017

Saturday, April 1

Sunday, April 2


2016 NAI Sierra Pacific Region Spring Workshop
Cutting Back or Cutting Edge, Keeping Interpretation Relevant
Humboldt State University – Arcata, CA
April 1-3, 2016


2015 NAI Sierra Pacific Region Spring Workshop
Building Bridges

Cazadero, CA
March 13-15, 2015

The National Association for Interpretation spent a weekend exploring the connections that are being made and are needed throughout our profession. Front-line interpreters, planners, designers, managers and many more work together to build the interpretive bridges that we use, stone by stone. We discovered the best ways to build these bridges, leverage their strengths, and utilize them over and over again. All workshop papers accessed at 2015 workshop program.


2014 NAI Sierra Pacific Region Spring Workshop
Growing Interpretation

Chico, CA
April 4-6, 2014

The National Association for Interpretation Region 9 is rich with new ideas and resources that help boost the production of interpreters and the variety of programs they provide. This spring, join us for blossoming discussions on innovative field techniques, best practices in management, and current science, technology, and social movements during the annual Region 9 workshop being held April 4-6, 2014 at the California State University in Chico, California.


2013 NAI Sierra Pacific Region Spring Workshop
Rising Tides: Riding the Wave of Change
Oakland, CA
April 5-7, 2013

An evolving world demands innovation in how we interpret changes, both now and in the future. As society responds to rising tides against the shoreline, we must evaluate our skills and techniques. Skillful interpretation will allow us to meet changing demographics, technology, and environmental concerns, so that we may inspire future generations to protect their inherited natural and cultural resources.Through in-depth discussions and training on revolutionary interpretive techniques and navigating the challenges of maintaining relevancy in a shifting society. See presentation papers below:


2012 NAI Sierra Pacific Region Spring Workshop
On the Shoulders of Giants: Honoring our past as we shape our future

Yosemite National Park, CA
March 16-18, 2012

Region 9’s 2012 workshop theme was “On the Shoulders of Giants: Honoring our past as we shape our future.” Session presenters focused on the rich history of interpretation, as well as our collective impact in the present and in shaping our future. Through engaging workshop sessions, participants had a chance to learn from and share with each other ways to stay on the cutting edge of our profession. See presentation papers below: