Of Conferences and Awards – A Week to Celebrate!

Next week is a big week for nature sites, museums, parks, and all other interpretive centers across the country. It is the week when we all gather together and discuss

Read me! TSI’s seven most popular blogs of all time

In over eight years of blogging, we’ve shared personal stories, victories, failures, inspiration, and more. Our blog received a new title, new format, and I’d have to say our content

Get Inspired With This Fundraising Success Story!

Check out this amazing fundraising success story from Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama! Do you have a great success story that you’d like to share? Drop us a line at

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Vicki Basman

 In keeping with the NRPA’s “Get Your Play On” theme this month, we are honored to talk with Vicki Basman, Chief of Interpretation for Indiana State Parks. Vicky’s meandering path

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

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

Why You Need to Pay Attention in February

February is Black History Month, a perfect time for museums and education centers to celebrate African American history, art, and culture. The African American story is the American story, and

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

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,