How To Give Students An Unforgettable Experience

It’s hard to believe, but it’s back to school time again…the time when kids become sadder, parents become happier, and teachers start planning their upcoming lesson plans. For interpretive sites,

The Freedom to Create – Start With These 8 Questions

How do you practice freedom in your daily life? How can you use the concept of freedom to pursue happiness, fulfillment or a better organization for your visitors (clients)? To

5 Quick Reads To Encourage Your Pursuit of Happiness

With Independence Day last week and abundant summer celebrations, it only makes sense to think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! To quote Princess Poppy from DreamWorks’ hit

It’s Time To Declare Your Independence – From Bad Exhibits!

Yesterday was the Fourth of July, so we thought that it was a perfect time for museums, nature centers, historic sites, and other interpretive venues to declare their independence –

What Are The Best Magazines & Journals In The Field?

We are often asked to name our favorite magazines and journals. What a difficult question! There are so many great publications about museums, interpretation, and exhibit design. But if we

How to Inspire Adventure with Top-Notch Trail Signage

While it may not feel like it, spring is officially here! As you’re getting your sites ready visitors this season, remember some key points when planning for trail signage. Enjoy

It Takes Time, Baby – How to Write Successful Exhibits

Writing is dificult. Not everybody can do it – sometimes you just have to except that it takes alot of practice. Their are many writing manuals out there, and you

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Dr. Ashley Rose Young

March is Women’s History Month. Today in the Field Journal we celebrate an outstanding woman making her mark in the Museum field. Dr. Ashley Rose Young recently earned her Ph.D.

20 Questions That Will Make You More Successful

How did we go from working on a kitchen table, in a garage and renovated chicken coop to having completed over 480 projects in 18 years in a 65,000 square

Tackling Your Site’s New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? No, I’m not talking about you personally – I’m talking about your organization! Just like people, parks and museums should look to the