Related Presentations

New for fall, 2021: Please use the links below to watch short videos that highlight the benefits and strategies of live, personal interpretation in parks. Each pair of videos (full version and short version) targets interpreters, visitors, or decision-makers. We give heartfelt thanks to Orange Fountain Filmmakers, staff at Dinosaur Provincial Park, and participants in the videos.

A park interpreter working with children in a wetlands park.
  • Blye, C.J., G. Hvenegaard, and E. Halpenny. 2021. Can environmental interpretation give you all of the feels? Investigating the role of attitudes, worldview, emotions, and knowledge gain through environmental interpretation on behavioural intentions of park visitors. Canadian Parks Collective Research Summit. Virtual (Mar 10). https://cpcil.ca/research-summit/
  • Hvenegaard, G. C.J., Blye, and E. Halpenny. 2021. Trip outcomes for attendees of park interpretation programs. Canadian Parks Collective Research Summit. Virtual (Mar 10). https://cpcil.ca/research-summit/
  • Blye, C.J., G. Hvenegaard, and E. Halpenny. 2021. Can environmental interpretation give you all of the feels? Investigating the role of attitudes, worldview, emotions, and knowledge gain through environmental interpretation on behavioural intentions of park visitors. Canadian Parks Collective Research Summit. Virtual (Mar 10). https://cpcil.ca/research-summit/
  • Hvenegaard, G., E. Halpenny, and C.J. Blye. 2020. Predicting personal interpretation outcomes. National Association of Interpretation Conference. Online (Nov 10-13). https://nai2020.pathable.co/
  • Hvenegaard, G. 2020. Get outside: The value of parks. University of Alberta Alumni Webinar. https://www.ualberta.ca/alumni/on-demand/webinars.html?details=get-outisde%3A-the-value-of-parks. Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, AB (July).
  • Hvenegaard, G., E. Halpenny, C.J. Blye, K. Corrigan, and C. Cook. 2020. Personal interpretation in Alberta’s provincial parks: What are the goals, priorities, and impacts? Alberta Parks Visitor Services Coordinating Committee, Edmonton, AB (Nov 4).
  • Hvenegaard, G., E. Halpenny, C.J. Blye, K. Corrigan, and C. Cook. 2020. Personal interpretation in Alberta’s provincial parks: Goals, priorities, and impacts? Alberta Parks Executive Committee, Edmonton, AB (Aug 20).
  • Blye, C.J., G. Hvenegaard, and E. Halpenny. 2020. How do priorities for personal interpretation change over time among front line interpretive staff? Alberta Parks Forum, Canmore, AB (Mar 14).
  • Hvenegaard, G., C.J. Blye, E. Halpenny, K. Olson, and H. Kondas. 2020. How is interpretation emphasized in the management plans of Alberta’s provincial parks? Alberta Parks Forum, Canmore, AB (Mar 14).
  • Hvenegaard, G., and E. Halpenny. 2020. How effective are interpretive programs in Alberta's provincial parks? Open Minds 2020 Celebrating UAlberta's Social Science and Humanities Research, Edmonton, AB (Feb 5). ( Video of presentation - YouTube)
  • Hvenegaard, G., E. Halpenny, and C.J. Blye. 2019. Do the goals match the outcomes of personal interpretation Alberta Parks? 25th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Oshkosh, WI (June 6).
  • Hvenegaard, G., C.J. Blye, and E. Halpenny. 2018. My staff don't agree with me? Diverse perspectives on the desired outcomes of personal interpretation. Interpretation Canada National Online Conference - A Diversity of Interpreters. (Oct 11).
  • Blye, C.J., E. Halpenny, and G. Hvenegaard. 2018. Interpretive program perceptions: A comparison of Alberta Parks staff views of visitor trends, program opportunities, challenges, and outcomes. 9th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Bordeaux, France (March 16). Pp. 223-233 in Abstract book.
  • Cook, K., G. Hvenegaard, and E. Halpenny. 2018. Visitor perceptions of the outcomes of personal interpretation in Alberta's provincial parks. Alberta Parks Forum, Canmore, AB (Mar 16).
  • Blye, C.J., G. Hvenegaard, and E. Halpenny. 2018. Searching for interpretive excellence: What Alberta can learn from latest evidence on interpretive best practice. Alberta Parks Forum, Canmore, AB (Mar 16).
  • Hvenegaard, G., H. Marshall, and R.H. Lemelin. 2017. Parks dealing with controversy through 'hot interpretation': Lessons from Batoche National Historic Site, Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Parks Conference: Parks, Protected Areas, Open Spaces and Public Places, Banff, AB (Mar 9).
  • Hvenegaard, G., H. Marshall, and R.H. Lemelin. 2016. Hot interpretation of controversial topics at protected areas: A case study of Batoche National Historic Site, Saskatchewan. BC Protected Areas Forum, Victoria, BC (Dec 6).
  • C.J. Blye, and E. Halpenny. 2018. My staff don't agree with me? Diverse perspectives on the desired outcomes of personal interpretation. Interpretation Canada National Online Conference - A Diversity of Interpreters. (Oct 11). Watch on YouTube.