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January 27 - February 24, 2021

Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course

Prairieview Education Center • 2112 Behan Road Crystal LakeIL  60014 Organized by McHenry County Conservation District
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This program is closed to further registration.

Hybrid: Virtual or In-Person

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors. This hybrid course includes the history, definition, and principles of interpretation, techniques on how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic, the use tangible objects to connect your audience to intangible ideas and universal concepts and the 3 certification requirements needed to obtain a CIG (open book CORE Literature Review exam, program outline, and 10 minute interpretive presentation).
Register here at the NAI website.
There are two options for this course:
Option one - take the course without obtaining certification. Option two - take the course and add certification as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG).
You will pay an additional fee for certification and you must complete an open book Core Literature Review exam. The CIG lasts four years and comes with a complimentary one-year NAI membership. If you are already a member of NAI we will add your complimentary membership onto the end of your current membership.

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Just for Adults


Prairieview Conference Room 220 at Prairieview Education Center


Becky Lambert


January 27 - February 24, 2021

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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Ages 16-255 · Co-Ed


Prairieview Education Center

2112 Behan Road Crystal LakeIL  60014

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