Presentation on theme: "From start to finish: Developing interpretive signage Jason Tyndall NRM Education Coordinator"— Presentation transcript:
From start to finish: Developing interpretive signage Jason Tyndall NRM Education Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Defining interpretation ‘An educational activity which aims to reveal meanings and relationships through the use of original objects, by firsthand experience, and by illustrative media, rather than simply to communicate factual information’ Freeman Tilden 1957
Principle One Interpretation must make a personal connection, or be relevant to the individual Story telling Interaction Questions Universal concepts
Steps Define purpose of your interpretation Turn your purpose into themes Determine budget and timeline Define scope of involvement (students/adults/Aboriginal component) Schedule time for research (teachers and students) Devise a framework for student involvement Engage a graphic designer Supply as much information as possible (preferred materials, content, cost etc)
Writing Content PURPOSE OF INTERPRETATION To engage and educate students on the importance of plants, animals, and landscapes for Aboriginal culture TOPIC ‘Muntries’ THEME ‘Muntries are important because they provide food and shelter for animals and were used by Aboriginal people.’ SUB THEMES ‘Muntries are used by Aboriginal people’ ‘Muntries are important food for animals such as…’ ‘Muntries provide shelter for small skinks ’
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