Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lake Hope Fall Hike 2008

Thanks to the small but dedicated team who led the Fall Hike experience at Lake Hope on October 18. There was a large turnout of participants, the weather was fantastic, and a great time was had by all.

If you have led the Fall Hike in years past, leave a comment below with your memories. Next year will be the 30th anniversary of the hike, and Hocking College Interpreter volunteers have been involved from the beginning (or close to it!)

Great job!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Graduate Map

Take a look at the bottom of this page, and you will see what I spend in inordinate amount of time working on today. The map below is designed to let you see where your fellow Hocking graduates are working, check out the websites of the locations, and possibly contact them by email.

If you would like to be added to the map, send me ( your name, year of graduation or attendance, a URL to your facilities website, and an email or other contact information.

I'll make ya' famous!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Astronomy training

If any of you are looking for a great opportunity for training, check out Astronomy from the Ground Up (AFGU). The activities and content are designed for non-formal education sites (nature centers, museums, etc.), and are GREAT!

If you want to find out more, go to:

You can apply for a FREE online or onsite workshop, and receive a bunch of great materials and ideas. I've incorporated them into Night Interpretation class, and think they would be a great tool for most Naturalists/Interpreters. Check it out!

(Thanks to Cindy Coss for putting me on this path!)

Interp Club meeting update

Join us next Wednesday for the Interp Club. We will be meeting at 5pm at the "Clubhouse", the little building next to the bookstore on campus (what used to be the Welcome Center, or Campus Security office- depending on how long you've been here!) There is a LOT to work on, as we have taken on 3 programs in the next few weeks:
  1. Oct. 18, 1-4pm Fall Festival at Lake Snowden- making crafts, leading games, etc.
  2. Oct. 24, 6:30-8pm- Halloween Hike for kids- stations along the trail to teach and entertain about subjects like spiders, snakes, bats, witch-hazel, etc.
  3. Oct. 29, 8-? Halloween campfire at Robbins Crossing- ghost stories, refreshments, etc.
For more information about any of these activities, see me ASAP, or come to the meeting!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wyoming job

Just came across my email- Wyoming is looking for a Project WILD Coordinator. Check out the listing at:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Solar Tour 2008

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check out the annual Solar Tour. See how local businesses and residents are harnessing alternative energy, and learn more about how you can get involved!

Interp Club Meetings

After a scattered and small turnout last night, the Interp Club will meet on Wednesday evenings at 5pm, in the 1st floor lounge of the NR building. We have a LOT to discuss regarding upcoming programs, so please plan on attending next week!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Welcome to the Interp Blog!

Well, here goes!
I'm giving this a try as a way to get out information to current students of Natural and Historical Interpretation students at Hocking College, graduates of the program, friends of the program, and anyone else who stumbles by. Please feel free to provide comments, feedback, posting ideas, cash (just kidding), or whatever will help this stay interesting and up to date.

Thanks to Mike Hass, GIS/GPS Coordinator, for the idea and assistance in moving this along.