Educational & Interpretive Program – A planned series of events, materials or presentations that provides the public with the knowledge to understand natural resource issues and the skills to participate meaningfully in the debates that surround them. An interpretation program enhances recreational activities while an environmental education program should be a more formal learning experience. To be considered a program, a candidate needs to have sufficient funding, be fully operational and intended to reach multiple people. This is different than a facility, which may be interpretive but is a static structure. For example, an educational facility could be an environmental education center or trail signage, while an educational program could be a series of campfire presentations about natural history. See Facilities Improved or Created PM for a full definition of a facility.
Technical Assistance Program – EIP partners provide technical assistance to property owners, businesses and local agencies in developing and implementing EIP projects. Technical Assistance programs provide highly skilled staff support and education to the general public on defensible space, water quality best management practices and invasive species projects.
Produced – An Educational & Interpretive Program is considered produced when a new program has been funded, created materials, designed a curriculum, and has created and distributed or conducted at least one event, material or presentation.
Delivered - An Educational & Interpretive Program is considered delivered when an established program that has already been produced is delivered for an additional reporting period. A program is considered delivered for each reporting period in which it continues to have funding, creates materials, and creates and distributes or conducts at least one event, material or presentation.
|Accounting Period and Scale|
Information on educational and interpretive programs produced during the year should be entered into the EIP Database by the implementing entity’s program manager by December 31st of that year. EIP managers will start compiling reported data in October and will continue through December each year. Any information reported after December 31st will not be included in that year’s reporting totals.
|Project Reporting Guidance not yet defined|
Education and Interpretation, Technical Assistance
|Primary EIP Program||
Stormwater Management, Watershed Management, Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species, Invasive Species, Forest Ecosystem Health and Hazardous Fuels Reduction, Air Quality & Transportation, Recreation, Scenic, Applied Science Program, Program Support, Reporting, and Technical Assistance
|EIP Program||Is Primary EIP Program|
|04.01 - Recreation|
No EIP context data provided.