What is interpretation?
Interpretation is the process of providing visitors with information, orientation, and inspiration so they may form their own emotional and intellectual connections with the resources found in a park setting.
What kinds of interpretive programs do we offer?
Nevada State Parks is proud to offer a variety of interpretive programs for visitors of all ages and interest levels. Most of our programs fall into four broad categories:
- Historical Programs: Programs or tours that focus on events of the past that have shaped our great state or the region. Examples of historical programs include chautauquas (first-person or living history programs) and reenactments.
- Cultural Programs: Programs or tours that help visitors learn about Nevada’s rich cultural heritage. Examples of Cultural Programs include basketry, sand painting, painting with a ranger, and rock art.
- Natural Resource Programs: Programs or tours that relate to natural history themes. Examples of Natural Resource Programs include night sky programs, owl prowls, wildflower walks, birdwatching, scorpion hunts, and geology hikes.
- Demonstrations: Programs or tours that encourage and invite hands-on learning and interaction. Popular demonstrations include Dutch-oven cooking, gold panning, forging, and atlatl throwing.
What’s going on in Nevada’s State Parks?
- Check-out our state-wide schedule of events here.
- Find Nevada State Parks and many of the individual parks on social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This is a good resource for up-to-date program information and general park alerts and information.
Contact the individual parks for the most up-to-date information.