The online 3-day workshop on “ Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural Heritage” took place from 22 to 24 October 2021.
9 heritage managers from Africa (South Africa, Rwanda and Egypt), Asia (Turkey, India) and Europe (Greece) have been trained on writing an effective word-based Heritage Interpretation text that grabs and holds the reader’s attention.
During the course the participants took part in many activities, such as preparing an original interpretive text and writing a graphic panel, visiting a cultural site to see how it is interpreted, creating a new graphic panel for it and writing a creative interpretive text for the selected heritage element based on Elefsina. Using the techniques demonstrated by the workshop instructor and by participating in all the individual and group activities, participants can now successfully engage in interpretive writing about natural and cultural heritage.
The course’s instructor, Steven Richards-Price, is a heritage interpreter with many years of practical experience working for natural resources agencies in Wales, UK. In his part-time role with Natural Resources Wales as Visitor Experience Specialist Advisor, he connects people with state-owned forests and National Nature Reserves.