What You Need to Know to Grow and Lead Your Park

Leadership is not for the faint hearted. It’s easy to get voted off the island if you don’t constantly up your game. Leading doesn’t end with your direct reports, you

How to Create Graphics That Don’t Suck

Expanding on Chris’ post from last week regarding copywriting, this week we discuss best practices for exhibit graphic design.  From colors to fonts, there are many details to consider when

Secrets of Effective Copywriting Unlocked for You

Copywriting for interpretive exhibits is an art. Visitors go to museums and nature centers for education, but they also don’t want to be bored. Writing needs to be informative but

The Details You Need to Know About When Building Cabinets

When you look at a piece of furniture do you think of the planning and detail it takes to create? Probably not, yet it might surprise you how much there

How Important is Scientific Accuracy in Your Exhibits?

Find a comfortable chair in a quiet spot. Sit with your feet on the floor and your hands resting comfortably in your lap. Close your eyes, take a few deep

Why You Need Leaves More Than You Need Concrete

I thought that I must have misread the headline – a large health insurer pushing outdoors experiences rather than prescription drugs? This seemed novel, almost too commonsensical in our 21st

12 Remarkable Benefits That Nature Can Offer You

Next week we’ll be at the ANCA Summit (Association for Nature Center Administrators) at Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, MN. This will be our first time exhibiting

Overcome These Five Barriers to Avoid Nature Deficit Disorder

Here we are in the middle of summer with the sun shining, warm temperatures flaring, and flora and fauna if full momentum. My new home sits among horse pastures, farmland,

How to Create a Healthy Culture

Is your museum or nature center healthy? How do you know? According to Patrick Lencioni’s book The Advantage, if your organization is healthy it has these characteristics: Minimal Politics Minimal

Four Areas of Focus to Help Hone New Staff

Did you read The RFP Template That Will Get You Results by Samantha earlier this month? I kind of wanted to steal the first paragraph! As employers, we want to