Outreach and Education Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., May 26, 2004

Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Subject Public Hearing
Agenda Item No.
  Approve previous Committee Meeting minutes .  
1. Chairman's Charges (Oral Presentation) Committee Only
2. State Park Interpretation Program
Staff Phil Hewitt
Committee Only
3. Other Business

Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter: Phil Hewitt

Outreach and Education Committee
State Park Interpretation Program
May 2004

I. Executive Summary: Interpretation and Exhibits staff will provide an overview of park-based interpretive programs including visitor programs and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) based programs for schoolchildren, including those at Sheldon Lake and the World Birding Center. Staff will provide overview of the Regional Interpretive Specialist program's activities including Interpretive Master Planning for parks, Certified Interpretive Host and Certified Interpretive Guide training for park staff, and review the status of the interpretive brochure program. Staff will also present the Committee with a brief update on the Buffalo Soldiers program and a review of interpretive exhibits recently completed and underway.