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December 2018

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Interpret the Book Called National Parks - Talking about Interpretation with Narrators

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Kenting National Park is Taiwan’s first national park,it is also the first one to have narrators (Chuanfan Rock is seen in the photo)/ Hsiao-Lu Ho
Kenting National Park is Taiwan’s first national park,
it is also the first one to have narrators (Chuanfan Rock is seen in the photo)
/ Hsiao-Lu Ho

Interviewee /Chiong-Yao Lin, Interpretation and Education Section, Kenting National Park Headquarters
Mao-Yao Lin, Interpretation and Education Section, Taroko National Park Headquarters
Zi-Juan Huang, Conservation Research Section, Kinmen National Park Headquarters

Article / Yueh-Han Yang

“The story of “Interpretation”become a profession does not necessarily begin with national park, but it must be the place to give the profession the most nutrients,” said Chiong-Yao Lin, senior narrator at the Kenting National Park Headquarters. In fact, the national parks may be one of the earliest units in Taiwan to implement narrator education. At the beginning of the system's establishment, several national parks established the units to actively promote the concept of conservation to the people through the “Natural Intellectual Journey at National Parks”. The content of the narrator education has gradually been enriched with the accumulation of research findings, and has been developed from the original focus on natural ecology to include the humanity aspect, and continuously updated in the medium of narrator narration. The narrators are on the front line facing the tourists to introduce the national park to them. Let’s see our senior “storytellers” telling everyone how they “explain” national parks, the classic!

Fitting knowledge according to audiences to achieve the purpose of interpretation (visitors of all ages observe the flowers of Hiptage benghalensis)/ provided by Taroko National Park (photo by Wang Ai-wa)
Fitting knowledge according to audiences to achieve the purpose of interpretation
(visitors of all ages observe the flowers of Hiptage benghalensis)
/ provided by Taroko National Park (photo by Wang Ai-wa)
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