Certified Interpretive Writer (CIW)

How can the essence of natural and cultural heritage be better captured in writing? This 40-hour course plunges participants into the power of words. They’ll learn to unleash their creativity, when to be brief, when to elaborate, how to entice, surprise and captivate your target audience. The absorbing course is packed with inspiring exercises, clever tricks and rules to transform the ‘boring and dry’ into clear, engaging, and informative texts that really engage people. Participants might never look or treat an interpretive panel in the same way again! 

To be certified as an interpretive writer, trainees should have previous experience of writing for the public and complete all course modules. Certification tasks include, developing an interpretive theme, improving an existing panel text and layout and finally, creating a new interpretive text on a chosen phenomenon, using applicable rules for panel layout and design.


"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
John Cage