Overcome These Five Barriers to Avoid Nature Deficit Disorder

As we are [finally] starting to say “goodbye” to a long winter, we’ve been hit with spring fever! Today we recall that nature is crucial to well-being. Get outside, get

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

Valuable Design Boundaries to Stay Clear of the Enemy

“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” – Helmut von Multke   In the design process, often the enemy is too many voices each with their own vision, with

Betty explores and reminisces with the TSI’s extensive inventory of pieces, parts, and artifacts from over the years.

10 Unethical Practices Happening in the Exhibit Industry

What are some questionable practices in the exhibit design and fabrication world that lack integrity and honesty? At TSI one of our core values is integrity and honesty. At times,

Why and How: You Can Create Memorable Experiences

Does your museum, nature center, zoo or visitor oriented space want more visitors? Do you want that visit to be memorable? How can your site become more well known? There’s

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

These Tips Will Make You a Better Fundraiser

I’m going to share some key development and capital campaign tips I learned at a workshop at Camp McDowell, AL at the ANCA Summit.  Impressively, they raised over $7.5 Million

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