Experts in the Field: Lessons from Heidi Kortright

Heidi Kortright, Director of Beaver Lake Nature Center, shares insights on her experience in the field. Check it out! Taylor Studios (TSI): Heidi, what inspired you to pursue a career

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Jenny Corbett

Jenny Corbett, Naturalist at Wickiup Hil Learning Center, shares insights on her experience in the field. Check it out! Taylor Studios (TSI): How did you first get involved in the

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

Why Collaboration is Crucial for Growth

Betty recently spoke at the Leadership Illinois alumni conference about the impact and potential of collaboration. Watch to learn more!

Inspiring Exhibits to Motivate Your New Year

Why do we love what we do? Because we inspire people! Every day we work hard, pouring our minds and hearts into creating exhibits that excite, exhilarate, and educate. We

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

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