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Monday, May 1
 

4:00pm

Registration
Stop by Kiln Meeting Room to pick up your workshop materials, meal and drink tickets and meet the staff responsible for coordinating InterpTech.  

Monday May 1, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Kiln Meeting Room 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

7:00pm

Digital Media Madness!!!
Monday at 7:00pm we will kick off the event with a digital poster session we are calling Digital Media Madness!  This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tech) event. Mix and mingle the first hour to check out projects.

Have something you want to share? Please fill out this brief GOOGLE FORM.  You are responsible for your own technology set up and equipment, table space is limited.

InterpTech would like to thank InaDev for sponsoring Digital Media Madness!


Monday May 1, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kiln Meeting Room 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Sponsored By InaDev
 
Tuesday, May 2
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast!  Network with attendees and get ready for a full day of InterpTech!

Tuesday May 2, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Crocker Dining Hall

8:30am

Welcome to InterpTech!
  • The origin story of InterpTech
  • What you can expect
  • Housekeeping details
  • Thanks to our partners
 

Tuesday May 2, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

9:00am

Opening Keynote
Go Social! The Data-Informed Value of Digital Engagement for Visitor-Serving Entities

The data is in! We live in an increasingly connected world - and engagement is no longer limited to the onsite experience. During this keynote, Colleen Dilenschneider - the Chief Market Engagement Officer at IMPACTS Research and author of the popular website, Know Your Own Bone - dives into the big data about why digital engagement is anything but optional for visitor-serving entities today. From increasing reputation, to bumping visitor satisfaction, to driving visitation, to securing donations and aiding in missions to educate and inspire audiences - social media and digital engagement play a big role in the solvency of historical interpretation entities today. You may come knowing generally that technology and digital engagement are important for organizations, but you'll leave this keynote knowing how important - and why. 

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Dillenschneider

Colleen Dillenschneider

Chief Market Engagement Officer, IMPACTS
I’m the Chief Market Engagement Officer of a market research firm called IMPACTS and I run a website called Know Your Own Bone that helps make data and analysis available to visitor-serving entities. I love talking trends, market perceptions, data, and sector evolution. I look... Read More →



Tuesday May 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

10:30am

Discovery Agents

Discovery Agents: Getting Youth Active Outdoors in a Digital Age

Kids today spend increasingly less time outdoors, are not getting nearly enough physical exercise, and are glued to their screens. Discovery Agents has found a revolutionary way to utilize the technology that kids can’t get away from and turned in into a tool for outdoor recreation and education. Discovery Agents is a place-based mobile game that motivates kids to get outside and actively learn about the world around them. Discovery Agents works with forest rangers, park interpreters, and environmental educators to enable them to create engaging gamified "Missions" that kids can only play by moving and exploring their public lands. This hands-on session will allow participants to try out the program for themselves and develop their own very own Pokemon GO style mobile game. Bring your laptop and mobile device and create, publish, and play Discovery Agents and explore the power of gamification in outdoor recreation and education!

  • Learning Outcome #1: Participants will play the Discovery Agents game on their mobile devices and understand how the technology works
  • Learning Outcome #2: Participants will practice using the “Mission Builder” web-based platform to create and publish their own mobile games, thereby witnessing the adaptability of the program and understanding how it could be used at their own location.
  • Learning Outcome #3: Participants will gain new insights about the educational and recreational power of technology from various organizations that are currently employing the Discovery Agents game to engage kids at their location.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

US Business Development and Interpretive Services Director, Discovery Agents
Considered to be an exotic rather than invasive species, Chris has worked in National Parks in England, Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Texas to run an environmental education center and summer camp for three years where over 35,000 students attended overnight field... Read More →



Tuesday May 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

10:30am

InaDev
This Immersive Multi-Dimensional Experience provides a virtual tour of National Monuments and Memorials such as the World War II Memorial and guides visitors through experiences of people impacted by the war. It engages and informs all age groups through narrative, games, video, audio, stories and images in seven languages and accommodates a broad range of disabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Jitesh Sachdev

Jitesh Sachdev

President, INADEV
Highly innovative and educational mobile multimedia experience for state parks, national parks, memorials, monuments, museums, aquariums, and zoos. We use image recognition, lat, long, tilt, pitch, yaw, gps, and a complex mathematical model to recognize objects and deliver an imm... Read More →


Tuesday May 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mott Training Center-Madrone Room

10:30am

OnCell

Mobile is pervasive and resides in nearly everyone's pockets. A smartphone is the most indispensable tool for people as they navigate their world. And it is vital that all recreational and outdoor organizations seize that opportunity to meet visitors in their world and give them access to information through their devices. So, how do you leverage mobile tech to engage and connect with visitors? In this session we'll review:

  • Benefits of implementing mobile apps as a tool for two-way communication
  • Delivering essential information offline
  • The latest technologies available to interpretive planners to share their site's story
  • Learn how you can easily build an app for your organization
  • Learn about the U.S. Forest Service's new mobile program aimed to launch an app for every forest destination
Jen Kawaratani, who launched and manages the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit mobile app will be joining us. She'll share her experience with developing an app and her thoughts on how to easily create content and keep it fresh.

We'll then head out to tour Asilomar with a *hands-free* mobile experience using OnCell's GPS Audio Auto Play. Bring your devices! We'll have some earbuds on hand if you haven't packed yours.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Barndt

Monica Barndt

Director of Marketing, OnCell
Native Texan now loving Southern California, you'll frequently find me traveling or hiking with my two-year old in tow. As Director of Marketing at OnCell, I am always excited to listen to the needs of the interpretive community and especially love hearing client feedback to hel... Read More →



Tuesday May 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Live Oak

12:00pm

LUNCH
Lunch and networking with fellow attendees.

Tuesday May 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crocker Dining Hall

1:15pm

CA State Parks PORTS Distance Learning Program
PORTS has been delivering live videoconference programs into K-12 classrooms for over a decade.  Experience first hand a PORTS demonstration, hear about lessons learned along the way and engage with PORTS staff as they help explain why PORTS has continuously remained a viable K-12 resource for thousands of classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Krey

Brad Krey

PORTS Program Manager, California State Parks
PORTS is California State Parks premier distance learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference demonstration and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program.



Tuesday May 2, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Live Oak

1:15pm

Microsoft Education-Skype in the Classroom
Welcome to the global classroom! More than 500,000 teachers already use Skype in their classes for educational purposes for classroom to classroom connections, virtual field trips and bringing in expert guest speakers. We can expand your distance learning program or help you get started with a new one through Skype in the Classroom, which is part of the Microsoft Educator Community, an entirely free community for educators worldwide.

In this session, we'll explore what Skype in the Classroom is all about, how are we working with virtual field trip partners today and how you can get started.   We'll look at some best practices and impact stories from partners, and learn about the ways that Microsoft's educational channels can help get your content in front of more teachers. 

www.skypeintheclassroom.com

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Anderson

Kelly Anderson

Educational Partnerships, Skype in the Classroom, Microsoft
I have pleasure of working every day with parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, authors, scientists, explorers on all edges of the globe for Skype in the Classroom at Microsoft. More than 500,000 teachers already use Skype in their classes for distance learning, which includes classro... Read More →



Tuesday May 2, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mott Training Center-Madrone Room

1:15pm

Virtual Photo Walks

Almost 15% of the United States population is over the age of 65 years old.  This is projected to increase to 20% by 2029.  The demand for interpretive educational programming, beyond school aged children, is increasing dramatically each year.

Distance Learning is a fantastic tool that interpreters can use to reach this new audience, of both Senior Citizens, and people isolated at home due to illness or disability.  Distance learning allows you to expand your interpretive reach way beyond the borders of your park, museum or aquarium. Imagine taking a senior community on an interpretive hike, that otherwise wouldn't be accessible to them due to trail conditions, stairs, slope, etc.  Think of the value of engaging with people from across the country, and the world, that simply don't have the luxury of leaving their home, due to their physical condition.

This presentation will introduce you to Virtual Photo Walks (VPW), a worldwide online community of people isolated with illness or disability, that are unable to "visit" in person, but who benefit dramatically from the opportuntiy to visit places virtually.  Hear from the founder of VPW, John Butterill, about why these programs are so meaningful, and how you can "walk the walk for those that can't" at your park setting, by becoming a presenter.  Find out what these programs are like from the presenter's standpoint, and how they differ from a normal interpretive presentation, by talking with Erin Gates, CA State Parks, who has been working with VPW since 2016.

 

 

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for John Butterill

John Butterill

Founder, Virtual Photo Walks
Mission Statement | Our mission is to enable those who are immobilized by disability, illness or age to escape their isolation and re-engage with society virtually. Those whom we will service learn to use mobile video chat tools to virtually participate in events in selected loca... Read More →
avatar for Erin Gates

Erin Gates

Hearst Castle Distance Learning Coordinator / Guide I, California State Parks
Through a collaboration with John Butterill, and Virtual Photo Walks, the San Luis Obispo Coast District Distance Learning Program has been "walking the walk for those that can't." By using a mobile cell phone, we have been providing live interactive programming directly from our... Read More →


Tuesday May 2, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

2:30pm

Distance Learning Panel Discussion
Professionals from each distance learning session will convene for a panel discussion after their individual presentations to discuss distance learning trends, opportunities and challenges.

Special guest moderator: Joe von Herrmann 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Anderson

Kelly Anderson

Educational Partnerships, Skype in the Classroom, Microsoft
I have pleasure of working every day with parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, authors, scientists, explorers on all edges of the globe for Skype in the Classroom at Microsoft. More than 500,000 teachers already use Skype in their classes for distance learning, which includes classro... Read More →
avatar for John Butterill

John Butterill

Founder, Virtual Photo Walks
Mission Statement | Our mission is to enable those who are immobilized by disability, illness or age to escape their isolation and re-engage with society virtually. Those whom we will service learn to use mobile video chat tools to virtually participate in events in selected loca... Read More →
avatar for Erin Gates

Erin Gates

Hearst Castle Distance Learning Coordinator / Guide I, California State Parks
Through a collaboration with John Butterill, and Virtual Photo Walks, the San Luis Obispo Coast District Distance Learning Program has been "walking the walk for those that can't." By using a mobile cell phone, we have been providing live interactive programming directly from our... Read More →
avatar for Brad Krey

Brad Krey

PORTS Program Manager, California State Parks
PORTS is California State Parks premier distance learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference demonstration and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program.


Tuesday May 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

3:45pm

Story Maps
Esri provides a large number of open source template applications that are included with ArcGIS licensing and can be configured without the need for custom coding. One such set of applications are the story maps. Esri Story Maps are a simple yet powerful way to inform, engage, and inspire people with any story you want to tell that involves maps, places, locations, or geography. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your story. Esri Story Maps are web applications that let authors combine beautiful maps with narrative text, striking images, and multimedia, including video. The applications are designed to be attractive and usable by anyone, which makes them great for education and outreach, either to the general public or to a specific audience. 

Learn more about Esri Story Maps here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/

Browse our Story Map Gallery here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/gallery/ 

Before the workshop, please go to http://www.arcgis.com/ and Sign In by creating a public account. 

Here is a quick start guide to public accounts for ArcGIS Online: http://www.esri.com/library/brochures/pdfs/quick-start-arcgis-online.pdf 

Speakers
avatar for Nakul Bhatia

Nakul Bhatia

Solution Engineer, Esri


Tuesday May 2, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

7:00pm

LIVE DIVE! Australia's Reef Aquarium
Join the interpretive staff from the Reef Aquarium in Townsville Australia for a live videoconference dive program!

Aloha attire recommended! 

Speakers

Tuesday May 2, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room
 
Wednesday, May 3
 

7:30am

Monterey Bay Aquarium TAKEOVER!
InterpTech will travel to Monterey Bay Aquarium to experience their bounty of interpretive technologies in the following areas:

  • Social Media
  • Exhibit Technologies
  • K-12 Learning
    Learn how we're leveraging technology within our education programs to better understand students' thinking; to help students analyze data; and to support students as they communicate their learning. Also, check out our By Teens, For Teens social media accounts and learn how we prepared teens to represent our brand to the world.
  • Visitor Experiences 

We will have a light breakfast at the Aquarium (pastries, coffee, tea).  Please plan accordingly and we will bring box lunches from Asilomar for a picnic in Monterey.

Speakers
EN

Eric Nardone

Director of Interpretive Media, Monterey Bay Aquarium
avatar for Katy Noelle Scott

Katy Noelle Scott

Digital Learning Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
I taught in low-income schools in Phoenix and New Orleans. There, I experienced first-hand the need for technology integration and the obstacles preventing it. Since 2009, I've worked with PreK-12 teachers and students as the digital learning manger at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. | I author a blog, called... Read More →


Wednesday May 3, 2017 7:30am - 12:00pm
Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

12:00pm

LUNCH
Lunch will be box lunches brought to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Wednesday May 3, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD-Near Monterey Bay Aquarium

1:15pm

360 Degree/VR Photo Shootout!

In this hands-on session you will have the opportunity to learn how to use a 360 degree camera.  After a brief introduction to the basics you'll head outdoors with your camera to capture some photos and videos.  When you return you'll bring your images to life with virtual reality headsets and share with your classmates.  This is a 21st century style show and tell!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to embrace an increasingly popular technology that could ultimately enhance interpretive or educational elements in your organization.  Jump on the 360 degree bandwagon and sign up for this session.

  • bring your laptops and mobile devices
  • 360 degree cameras will be provided for this training
  • VR headsets will be provided for viewing photos and videos

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer  Langer

Jennifer Langer

Southern CA PORTS Coordinator, California State Parks
Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) is a California State Parks learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference demonstration and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program.



Wednesday May 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

1:15pm

Images of a Changing Planet
This session will show you where to find ready-to-use satellite imagery to use in your Intrepration presentations and embed in your websites.

Together we will explore a variety of websites, tools, and satellite images that you can use in your outreach.  Many interpretation activities provide opportunities to understand a specific location on Earth at human scale. However, it can be challenging to comprehend ecological changes occurring at larger spatial and temporal scales. This is where satellite imagery and technology can help.

We will discuss strategies and challenges to translating expert-level scientific data, models, methods, vocabulary, and conclusions into citizen science materials that support place-based education across age ranges and educational disciplines. Finally, I'll share ways you can deepen your own sense of place while participating in citizen science activities that improve land cover and land use monitoring at local, regional, and global scales.

Let's find ways for you to use these unique views of Earth in your work!


Here is a link to a useful presentation from 2012: Using remote sensing in interpretation  https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/RS4interp1.pdf

Also, one of the videos I showed during the session just won the Science 2017 Data Stories award: http://www.sciencemag.org/projects/data-stories/winners/2017



Speakers
avatar for Peder Nelson

Peder Nelson

Research Scientist, Oregon State University
I am a researcher and instructor of Geography and Geospatial Sciences at Oregon State University. I use maps, satellite imagery, and mobile technology as my interpretive tools to educate about our dynamic planet. Seeing Earth from space is amazing and provides new insights and co... Read More →



Wednesday May 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Mott Training Center-Madrone Room

3:15pm

360 Degree/VR Photo Shootout!

In this hands-on session you'll have the oppotunity to learn how to use a 360 degree camera.  After a brief introduction to the basics you'll head outdoors with your camera to capture some photos and videos.  When you return you'll bring your images to life with virtual reality headsets and share with your classmates.  This is a 21st century style show and tell!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to embrace an increasingly popular technology that could ultimately enhance interpretive or educational elements in your organization.  Jump on the 360 degree bandwagon and sign up for this session.

  • bring your laptops and mobile devices
  • 360 degree cameras will be provided for this training
  • VR headsets will be provided for viewing photos and videos

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer  Langer

Jennifer Langer

Southern CA PORTS Coordinator, California State Parks
Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) is a California State Parks learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference demonstration and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program.



Wednesday May 3, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

3:15pm

Images of a Changing Planet
This session will show you where to find ready-to-use satellite imagery to use in your Intrepration presentations and embed in your websites.

Together we will explore a variety of websites, tools, and satellite images that you can use in your outreach.  Many interpretation activities provide opportunities to understand a specific location on Earth at human scale. However, it can be challenging to comprehend ecological changes occurring at larger spatial and temporal scales. This is where satellite imagery and technology can help.

We will discuss strategies and challenges to translating expert-level scientific data, models, methods, vocabulary, and conclusions into citizen science materials that support place-based education across age ranges and educational disciplines. Finally, I'll share ways you can deepen your own sense of place while participating in citizen science activities that improve land cover and land use monitoring at local, regional, and global scales.

Let's find ways for you to use these unique views of Earth in your work!


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Here is a link to a useful presentation from 2012: Using remote sensing in interpretation  https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/RS4interp1.pdf

Also, one of the videos I showed during the session just won the Science 2017 Data Stories award: http://www.sciencemag.org/projects/data-stories/winners/2017

Speakers
avatar for Peder Nelson

Peder Nelson

Research Scientist, Oregon State University
I am a researcher and instructor of Geography and Geospatial Sciences at Oregon State University. I use maps, satellite imagery, and mobile technology as my interpretive tools to educate about our dynamic planet. Seeing Earth from space is amazing and provides new insights and co... Read More →



Wednesday May 3, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Mott Training Center-Madrone Room

7:00pm

4K Night Class-Live Streaming and Video Production
The latest in live streaming and 4K video production tools.

 

Speakers
avatar for Otto Benavides

Otto Benavides

Emeritus Professor, Fresno State
Super friendly and great guy!
avatar for John Ittelson

John Ittelson

Professor Emeritus, CSU Monterey Bay
Dr. Ittelson was a faculty member for 30 years, first at CSU Chico and then as a founding faculty member at CSUMB. Additionally, he sits on the Boards of: Access Monterey Peninsula Cable Consortium, the CA ASCD. John has been an Apple Distinguished Educator since 2000, an Adobe E... Read More →
JS

Jeff Sasagawa

Director of Products - SlingStudio, Sling Media / DISH

Volunteers
avatar for Michael Slade

Michael Slade

Technologist, CalStateTEACH

Wednesday May 3, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mott Training Center-Madrone Room
 
Thursday, May 4
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Breakfast and networking with fellow attendees.

Thursday May 4, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Crocker Dining Hall

9:00am

Augemented and Virtual Reality

Envision a future where no one is held back due to lack of access to knowledge or training. A future where work becomes empowering because technology has given us the absolute best chance to succeed. Using augmented reality and software defined light, digital content will seamlessly integrate into our daily lives, changing what is possible.



Speakers
avatar for Drew Minock

Drew Minock

Outreach Manager, DAQRI
Drew is the Outreach Manager for the world’s leading augmented reality developer, DAQRI. Drew is responsible for establishing a clear vision and direction for DAQRI’s outreach programs, including interacting with multiple audiences to draw in participants from across differen... Read More →




Thursday May 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

10:15am

Your Park + Smithsonian = Digital Learning Collections for All!
Hey We're Back...with some new research on 13-17 yr. olds, our first year's data, a friend from Smithsonian, and a brave proposition for you!
Darren Milligan (Senior Digital Media Strategist) with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access and I, Brian Ausland with Navigation North Learning Solutions, are excited to propose a new pilot partnership between the Smithsonian Learning Lab and California State Parks. Since seeing you last time, we added an embed tool that allows your teams to build out beautiful digital collections and/or curricular learning collections that can be generated on the Smithsonian Learning Lab platform and then placed directly on your own state park site. Darren and his team have a partnership we'd like you to consider and our first few examples are here for you to take a look at:
Join us in outlining this exciting new approach and what we hope will be a model program for many other state's park systems, the National Parks, and other agencies and institutions that posess valuable learning resources and place-based experiences that can be captured and delivered to classrooms all across our country. Bring some of your digital assets with you by way of pictures, handouts, maps, and artifacts, etc on your laptop or tablet and we will introduce you to the tools to start creating your Digital Learning Collections right during our session. Thanks, Brian from Navigation North!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ausland

Brian Ausland

Director of Education, Navigation North
Hi, my name is Brian, and I work as VP/Director of Education for Navigation North Learning Solutions. My team and I lead a number of projects that help increase student access to rich, digital instructional resources and materials (OER). We also focus our efforts at improving the... Read More →
avatar for Darren Milligan

Darren Milligan

Senior Digital Strategist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Hi. I lead strategy for digital outreach at the Center for Learning and Digital Access at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. There I research and develop services for making online museum assets accessible and useful to educators and learners, including producing exp... Read More →



Thursday May 4, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Mott Training Center-Whitehead Room

12:00pm

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Thursday May 4, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mott Training Center 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950