Lecture on Interpretation

June 4, 2022 - 10:00 AM
American Cetacean Society--Oregon Chapter


Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato.
Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato

Joy Primrose, current president of the American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter, will give an online talk on “Interpretation: An Important Skill for Naturalists,” on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Primrose will discuss the art of natural history interpretation and how it can be incorporated into volunteer programs.  She will discuss tips, techniques, resources and challenges, and how to adapt to virtual settings.

Joy engages with visitors in informal place-based learning from leading guided estuary walks, whale watching, and tabling events to presenting campground programs and other presentations. She became a Certified Marine Naturalist through The Whale Museum in August 2010 and a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) through the National Association of Interpretation in December 2015. She has participated in Oregon State Parks Whale Watching Spoken Here program since March 2005, and as a volunteer interpreter at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center since 2014. She was also a volunteer interpreter at the Oregon Coast Aquarium from 2007-2015. Joy is currently an American Cetacean Society National Board Director.

To register for this event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speaker-series-meeting-tickets-345783938067.