How Do You Improve Your Body and Mind With Nature?

The month of July is park and recreation month, supported by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). In support of their Get Your Play On campaign, we encourage you

Experts  in the Field: Lessons from Tim Merriman

Established planner, leader, and interpretation veteran, Tim Merriman takes the time to share some of his career experience with us this week. You may know Tim from the several books

Can Animals Help Your Visitors Feel Empathy?

How do you combine empathy, a story and remember those who served in our military forces? The American Alliance of Museum Conference was last week. Much of the discussion was

How to Learn Leadership Like a Woman

I recently got an email from a female client in a leadership position. She was meeting with another peer sharing stories about their work environment and being a female in

Be Careful What You Pay for When Hiring an Exhibit Partner

If you were about to build a home would you go to a contractor and say “I want a 3,000 square foot house. How much will that cost?” We occasionally

The Magic Formula to a Life Long Friendship

  Last night Joe and Dawn Taylor came over to share pizza. Breaking bread with them is a usual thing to do. We hang out. We are there for each

Four Good Books for the Curious and Creative

Leaders are readers. There is a perception that artists are the best at being creative. In reality anyone with a curious mind and hunger for knowledge can be creative. Reading

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

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

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