The Wild West Regional Workshop is coming up August 19-21, 2016! This year we will be in San Diego, CA, at the Point Loma Nazarene University Liberty Station Conference Center. This will be a fun and exciting time to gather together with members of our region and find out what is happening in the field of interpretation!
We have fun-filled field trips planned, concurrent workshop sessions and social networking opportunities for you to enjoy!
Regional Conference Details
This year's Wild West Regional Workshop is officially open for registration!
Click here to view details and registration.
Enjoy a wide variety of session topics such as: utilizing interpretive props, interpreting to little naturalists, how we process information, and interpreting sensitive topics.
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Click here to download application information.
Sea Turtle Kayak:
Kayak with Ocean Connectors through South San Diego Bay and the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in search of the endangered Eastern Pacific green sea turtle. Learn about this small population of sea turtles consisting of about 60 individuals that migrate to islands off Mexico to nest. Enjoy lunch at the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge with representatives from the USFWS and the Living Coast Discovery Center.
San Diego River's Hidden Heritage Tour:
Explore San Diego's Hidden Heritage on a tour along the San Diego River with stops to key historic sites that have shaped the city we see today. Explore how the river is used today as well as in the past.
Tourism Blues (and Brews)
Learn about how San Diego is using the craft beer scene as a vehicle for tourism and how it can be applied to your site. We will discuss the basics of beer education, programming and how to create a program involving local craft beer. This trip will also be a craft beer pub crawl along Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.
Liberty Station Brews & Bites (Friday)
In teams, explore the diversity of Brews & Bites within Liberty Station. A self guided scavenger hunt will guide you through some of San Diego's finest microbreweries and eateries.
Cabrillo National Monument (Saturday)
Enjoy one of San Diego's most scenic spots to enjoy the sunset over the Pacific. While onsite, enjoy tide pools, the lighthouse, WWII reenactment, and other special interpretive programs. We will have the privilege of enjoying the park after dark.