If you love the outdoors, consider a career in tourism or outdoor recreation! With over 7.5 million acres of public lands, rich in National and State Parks, strewn with majestic natural landscapes, from deserts and lakes to wildlife, canyons to mountains and eroded rock formations, offering scenic drives and outdoor fun, there is a plethora of opportunities for an adventurous career!
Interacting with the public efficiently and professionally is a major asset to many organizations. In order to facilitate this process, Outside Las Vegas offers two Nationally Certified Interpretive trainings for those that work with the public.
This program offered by Outside Las Vegas’s own Certified Interpretive Trainer throughout the year and can also be set up specifically for your organization. This certified host and guide training provides individuals, volunteers, parks professionals, concessionaires and tour guides an interpretive training program for the public.
This program Share YOUR Backyard (PYB) consists of:
PYB Certified Interpretive Host Training
The 16 hour CIH program is designed for staff or volunteers have contact with the public, but do not necessarily lead educational programs.
A positive first impression of your site can leave a lasting mark on a visitor. Many times, that first impression is made by a campground host, maintenance worker, fee booth attendant, site steward, trail monitor, law enforcement ranger, or front desk volunteer. If you interact informally with visitors, this course will teach you easy ways to strengthen your public interactions while supporting the mission of your organization.
This course covers: Customer Service, Hospitality, Communication Skills, Tips for Handling Difficult Visitors, and the History, Definition, and Principles of Interpretation.
PYB Certified Interpretive Guide Training
The 32 hour CIG program is designed for tour guides, museum hosts, or park interpreters that offers educational programs to the public.
Does your organization employ guides or outfitters? Does your organization lead tours for the public? Do you want your employees to have professional, knowledgeable contact with the public? Do you want to increase the effectiveness of your public contacts? Do you want your organization to have the only nationally recognized certification for interpreters? This course will give your employees the skills necessary to achieve these goals.
This course covers: History, definition, and principles of interpretation, Making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic, Using tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas and universal concepts, Customer service skills, Tips for dealing with difficult customers or visitors, Strategies to understand what your audience wants, how they learn and process information, and how to read body language, How to develop professional presentations, tours, or programs, One on one work time with a certified professional to develop individual programs, All materials, workbook, and CIG course textbook.