Interpretation is a mission-based communication process that forges emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of an audience and the meanings inherent in a resource.

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) professional association for those involved in the interpretation of natural and cultural heritage resources in settings such as parks, zoos, museums, nature centers, aquaria, botanical gardens, and historical sites. For more than 50 years, NAI and its parent organizations have encouraged networking, training, and collaboration among members and partners in support of our mission: inspiring leadership and excellence to advance heritage interpretation as a profession.

The membership of NAI is divided into ten regions.  Region Six includes the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.  We hold a regional workshop every year, usually in the latter half of February.