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Hello, friends.

I hope this finds you busy and happy. I have been keeping out of trouble with contract work in Alberta, BC and Newfoundland, and wrapping up a writing contract in Australia (which, sadly, didn't include travel.)
Here are my most recent three articles—please feel free to comment if they resonate with you (or if they don't.)

Going International

If you're on the Old World side of the Atlantic, check out the current issue of the Association of Heritage Interpretation's journal—I have an article this month on dialogic interpretation.
And my article "There Are No Meanings Inherent in Your Resource," which first appeared right here on this blog, was translated into Spanish last month and published in the September edition of Spain's Boletín de Interpretación.
I will be at the National Association for Interpretation's big conference in New Orleans next week. Stop by the Board of Directors' booth in the exhibitors' hall at the end of the day; I'll be helping to staff it and would love to chat.

Ciao
Don Enright

Nature, Travel, and Being Canadian

Nature, Travel, and Being Canadian
(This the text of my presentation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Nature Talks series, which I delivered in Calgary on November 7, 2018 on behalf of Toque and Canoe. Text and images by Don Enright.) I’d like to thank the Nature Conservancy of Canada for inviting me to speak on behalf of Toque and Canoe this evening, and I’d like …
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What is a Visitor Experience Product?

What is a Visitor Experience Product?
In the tourism or visitor experience sector, the term “product” is used broadly. It refers to anything you offer to your public, in which they might invest money or time.  Note that in this sense, we don’t differentiate between products and services, the way one might elsewhere in the business sector. Our products often are services, or a combination of …
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Mission Creep, Turtles, and You

western painted turtle
Photo: Sean McCready If your organization has been around for a while, you may discover that you have a few lines of business that don’t fit into your mission, or perhaps fit only in the broadest possible way. How does that happen? Mission creep is the slow and insidious process of taking on activities that don’t belong within your organization. …
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I think we should work together.

I think we should work together.
My name is Don Enright. I'm a freelance interpretive planner and visitor experience advisor: I work collaboratively with parks, historic sites, museums, aquariums and other organizations to help bring their stories to life.
Here's what I do:
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