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Interpretive Workshop – Reelfoot Lake

  • 10/20/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Reelfoot Lake

TAM Members are invited to Reelfoot Lake State Park on Friday October 20, 2017 for an interpretive workshop. This half day workshop will discuss ways to develop outdoor excursions. Participants will take part in a canoe paddle on Reelfoot Lake. Afterwards, they will take part in a discussion with park staff on their experiences leading these programs.

The day will begin at 9:00 AM with a morning canoe trip on Reelfoot Lake led by State Park staff. This trip will provide participants with some of the best ways to experience the lake and its wild life. Paddling among the Cypress knees, participants will see many birds and other animals. This two and a half hour trip will provide an example of a unique trip to understand an amazing ecosystem.

After the paddling trip, participants can enjoy lunch at the nearby Boyette’s Dining Room (lunch not included in workshop fee). This restaurant has been a traditional stop for visitors to the lake since 1921. After lunch, participants can join park interpretive staff at the Ellington Center. In this session, park interpreters will talk about their experiences with these programs.  


Meeting at docks 9:00 AM

Paddle 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Lunch: 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Discussion: 1:15 PM – 2:00PM

If you are interested, these training hours can be used towards NAI certified interpretive guide recertification.  The park will provide a certificate for appropriate documentation.

The cost of this workshop is $10 per person.  There are only 30 spots available for this training so sign up early!  To register, please call the park directly at 731-253-9652. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Debbie Shaw at tnmuseums@gmail.com or Hobart Akin at Hobart.akin@tn.gov.

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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