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story way of giving information.
Science, History & Environmental Educators,
Park Interpreters & Resource Managers
Facts can lie as dead pieces of information on the listeners
ears. But, woven into story, they come to life. Henry Thoreau, David
Attenborough and other great teachers of natural history practice an
art of weaving their nature observations into a garment of meaning and
beauty that touches something deep within the human soul. Susan Strauss
calls this art a story way of giving information.
* How to translate information into imagery and scenario.
* How to refine everyday experiences into poignant stories.
* What makes a story compelling.
* How to practice speaking so as to create listening.
* The smallest ways to change information into a 'story way' of presenting
* Types of stories and their effectiveness in non-traditional settings.
* How to translate your own specific subject into a story.
* How to embody a story though gesture and voice.
* How to research
and work from traditional texts.
Stephen F. Austin State University Semester Course
* Offered On-line - 3 Credit hrs. Fall Semester 2004
( Through SFAU's Masters of Resource Interpretation Program.
* Classes with professional interpreters from the National Park Service
and other organizations.
* Registration: As a post-baccalaureate student, send undergraduate
transcripts, a $25 application fee, and a completed 'graduate school'
application available online: http://www.sfasu.edu//forestry/gradforms/sfagradapp.pdf
to Graduate School, Box 13024, SFA Station, Stephen . Austin State University,
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3024.
GENERAL OBJECTIVE WILL BE EXPANDED AND ENHANCED BY:
* Video and audio tapes.
* Course readings.
* Research in mythology and cultural background of story traditions.
* 'At home' situational storytelling practice for a semester.
Interpreting Nature Through Story and Art:
Passionate Fact PLUS Visual Arts 5 Day Intensive
This intensive will be co-taught with Sue McGuire, museum educator &
GENERAL OBJECTIVE WILL BE EXPANDED AND ENHANCED BY A VISUAL ARTS COMPONENT:
* Sharpen your observation skills and expand your descriptive vocabulaty
as you visually examine the world around you.
* Discover how to use composition, color, line, impressionism, abstraction,
and exaggeration to interpret nature, generate, emotions, orprovoke
* Explore how cultural perspectives of nature are interpreted through
TETON SCIENCE SCHOOL, Jackson, Wyoming - August 15-20, 2004
(Under and Post Graduate Credit)
$650. with food and lodging
$450 without lodging, with lunches only (Camping is available nearby
in Grand Teton National Park)
Registration: Judy Herman 307.733.4765
PRESCOTT COLLEGE - Prescott, Arizona
Dates and Costs: TBA in February 2004
For more information or if you have questions
please contact Susan Strauss at tel: 541.382.2888 or firstname.lastname@example.org