By John Pollpeter, Woodlands Nature Station
Last week in Shepherdsville, KY, Aviva Yasgur, and Tim Johnson received top honors at the National Association for Interpretation awards dinner. The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is the main professional society for interpretive rangers, naturalists, cultural historians, and museum and science educators.
Aviva Yasgur received the Outstanding Interpreter of 2017. Aviva has been working as a naturalist and Public Programs Coordinator for the Friends of Land Between the Lakes for seventeen years.
Tim Johnson was awarded the Outstanding New Interpreter of 2017 for the Southeast Region. Tim has worked as a frontline naturalist for the past two years at the Nature Station.
The Sunny Southeast, as it is more formally called, hosts interpreters from Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico. Land Between the Lakes received two out of the three awards given that evening.
Land Between the Lakes and Friends of Land Between the Lakes strives to provide high quality educational experiences for all visitors, and we are honored by these awards.
Congratulations, Aviva and Tim!