The Heartland Region of the National Association for Interpretation consists of interpreters from state parks, county agencies, museums, zoos, park districts, recreation facilities and many other public and private organizations. Our region encompasses Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, and in Canada Manitoba, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan. Interpreters connect visitors to important natural, cultural, and historical resources at parks, nature centers, historical sites, aquariums, zoos, and anywhere that people come to learn about places. NAI defines interpretation as "a mission-based communication process that forges emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of the audience and the meanings inherent in the resource.
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A history lesson for you! Before we were NAI,
we were the Association of Interpretive Naturalists.
Check out this newsletter from 1978!