2018 Freeman Tilden Scholarships: National Conference


2018 Freeman Tilden Scholarships: National Conference

NAI Region VI is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the 2018 National Conference in New Orleans. One student and one professional will receive free registration along with $500 reimbursement for travel expenses. The theme of the Conference is “It’s Our Time”, so make it your time to experience networking with interpreters from across the country, learn about new trends in the field, and enjoy a couple of beignets. Applications are due August 31st!

Download Application


Living History Immersion Training

Cultural and Historical Interpreters, here’s a great Living History Immersion training opportunity!

**Extension** – The new deadline for applications is April 15!

NAI CHI’s Living History Immersion Training Program is accepting applications until April 15. Our purpose for coordinating an immersive training event is to equip living history practitioners of all levels with relevant, meaningful, and practical methods of interpreting the past.

(More info at their website: https://naichisection.wordpress.com)


Where: Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in La Junta, Colorado.

When: June 6-10, 2018

Cost: $300 for Members, $375 for Non-Members (includes one-year-membership)

Registration includes all training costs, including instructional materials, clothing rental, meals and lodging on-site for the program’s duration.

Applications Due: April 15, 2018

For more information and how to apply, check out the CHI Application Packet.

Program Specialist Kansas Wetland Education Center

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s (KWEC) Program Specialist is a permanent, full-time, non-tenure track environmental educator position located near Great Bend, KS. Primary responsibilities include developing, promoting, scheduling, coordinating, and presenting environmental education programs at both on and off-site locations.

For more details, see the advertisement below:

KWEC Program Specialist Position Description


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority deadline is February 26, 2018. Review of applications will occur after priority deadline and will remain open until the position is filled.


Overflow Hotel

Region 6 Workshop participants who have not been able to reserve a room at the Comfort Inn are now invited to book a room at the Super 8 Grapevine-DFW Airport.  Our group rate is $85 per night (plus taxes) for up to quadruple occupancy.  Please call 817-329-7222 and reserve your room in the “Region 6 Workshop” block.  Rooms with 2 queen beds and rooms with a single king bed are included in our block.  These rooms will be held for us until February 17th.  After that date you can still book using the group rate, but room availability is not guaranteed.  The Super 8 offers a free continental breakfast and free wifi.  A complimentary shuttle runs to DFW airport on the hour and a shuttle to local destinations (like the Grapevine Convention Center) on the half hour.  Pick up service is on demand.  For more details about the hotel please visit https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/grapevine-texas/super-8-grapevine-dfw-airport-northwest/overview

Auction Donation Forms

Have an item you’d like to donate to the auction? Information and forms are now online!

NAI Region 6 Auction Info 2018

2018 NAI Region 6 Auction Donation Form

You may turn in your donation item and form at the auction item check-in table (near registration) by 9am on Monday, February 26.

If you need to mail your item, please follow the instructions on the form and have your item in by February 17.

Early Bird Registration Extension

The early bird registration deadline for the 2018 Region 6 workshop in Grapevine, Texas has been extended to February 2nd!  Join us and discover how sites around the region are “Interpreting New Frontiers.”

The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together a personalized discount package for workshop attendees.  All you need to do is show your badge at a participating business during the workshop to receive the discount.  Visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/nai2018 to see which retailers and restaurants will have special offers for workshop participants.

Rooms are filling fast at the Comfort Inn.  If easy access to the hospitality room and Convention Center are important to you, make your room reservation ASAP.  If all the rooms at the Comfort Inn fill we will do our best to reserve a block at another hotel, but we cannot guarantee that will be possible.  Please notify danielle.bradley@tpwd.texas.gov if you need assistance with room reservations or need help finding a roommate.

For those of you interested in the one day option, we will have a schedule of the concurrent session available soon.  Detailed information about how to submit items for the scholarship auction at the CR Smith American Airlines Museum will be posted on the website in the next few days.  This 1940’s airplane graces the hangar at the museum where the auction will be held.  You can even go inside it.

As always you can e-mail myself (elizabeth.bittner@fortworthtexas.gov) or co-chair Lisa Cole (lcole@cityoflewisville.com) if you have questions or concerns.

photo for update

Feb 13-16 Train the Trainers Workshop

Looking to get your CIH? A Train the Trainers Workshop is being hosted at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, February 13-16.

Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Once you take the class, you can use NAI’s curriculum and certify staff and volunteers at your own site or serve as a contractor to sites without a trainer on staff.
For those who already have the CIT, there’s a 2-day track option on Feb 14-16 to receive just the CIH certification. 

Register here!