Seasonal Interpretive Re-creators At State Parks

Old stone fort 2Tennessee State Parks announced the participants for the 2015 Seasonal Interpretive Re-creators (SIR) program. SIRs provide interpretive programs such as guided tours, hikes, slide shows, demonstrations, campfires and other outdoor activities for park visitors during the peak season, which is late spring through summer.
Most of the summer staff are still in college studying natural resource, recreation, history, or biology-related fields. Tennessee State Parks offers a one week intense training in interpretive techniques. The goal is to help visitors build emotional and intellectual connections to the park. Based upon Freeman Tilden’s Principles of Interpretation, participants learn to develop thematic programs on the primary and secondary park themes.
“Tennessee State Parks are extremely lucky to have SIR’s each year, with some returning year after year. Their passion and drive is what makes for such an exciting summer at our parks,” said Brock Hill, TDEC Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation.
Those participating locally; Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park – Rachel Grigsby, South Cumberland State Park – Eric Metz and Tim’s Ford State Park – Nancy Lilly