Thursday, December 31, 2009
Well, it is almost midnight and the start of a new year - finally. For me every new year is a new opportunity to Teach, Learn, and of course, DO. Next Friday I leave for Korea for a week followed by a trip to England and then wrap up January with a 3-day training course for the Army Corps of Engineers. A very nice way to start the new year. I hope your new year gives you changes to Learn, Teach and Do as well. So Happy New Year! Cheers. jv
Friday, December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas everyone - I hope that Santa brought you approved grant funding, more staff, innovative technology, more visitors, and, for some of you, a new roof.
Interpreters give a lot to their visitors each year - thank you all for that. If you are an interpreter - every day can be Christmas and each of you a "Santa".
And the photo - well - just be careful what you ask Santa for....
Monday, December 21, 2009
Well, it looks like 2010 is going to get off of a very interesting start. We begin our New Orleans project the first week of Jan, but then I will start working on a National Alpine Arboretum project in Korea. We had been working on this in proposal stage for many months now and it finally came through. The only thing I am not looking forward to is the 14 hour flight! I have worked in Korea before, with my friend and associate Dr. Ju-Hee Lee, and we will be working on this projet too. I will post updates and some photos when I return from the first site visit.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The NPS Lincoln birth place and boyhood home were great sites and doing the interpretive plan should be fun. With a day of rest I am now off to work on the interpretive services development for the Susquehanna River Corridor. I did the interpretive plan for the corridor last year. This trip I'll work on the self-guiding auto tour including working on the audio CD for the tour. The photo shows a general view of the river in summer (probably be a bit chilly this coming week).
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I was recently awarded the contract to develop the interpretive plan for Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, in Kentucky. The Park preserves two farm sites where Abraham Lincoln lived as a child. You can learn more about this NPS site at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_Birthplace_National_Historical_Park. I am heading off to Kentucky on Wednesday for a few days on site to start the interpretive plan. The photo is of the reconstruction of the Lincoln families cabin originally located here.