Thank you to Brian
Kohlfor hosting this web site. See his great photo gallery.
“Fallout.” (2013). Science fiction romance novella co-written with Kimberly K. Comeau, published as an ebook by Books to Go Now.com. Available at Amazon.com. “Harry Longmeadow flees Philadelphia to escape the big-city terrorism that took his brother’s life. The secret, underground shelter he builds in rural north central Pennsylvania is designed to withstand any form of attack. But when an assault comes, the biggest threat isn’t nuclear fallout, but a female writer and homicide charges, for which he has no preplanned defenses.”
“Transcending Barriers to Plan
Implementation at World Heritage Sites Depends on New Mindset.”
(2013). Chapter in Tourism Planning at Major World Heritage Archaeological Sites, to be published by UNESCO.
Teaching "Alternative Models of Protected Area Management" at the University of Costa Rica
March to July 2013. Teaching an elective course in the Biology School modeled after the book that I am writing with Stephen McCool. The course helps students change their way to look at the world, necessary to understand the deep problems of plan non-implementation.
Interpretive Guide Training in Colombia with OpEPA, Patrimonio Natural y USAID
July-September 2012. Working with the Organization for Education and Environmental Protection, Patrimonio Natural, and USAID to work with local communities and tourism providers around Cocuy National Park, a glacial park in eastern Colombia. The work will have a strong emphasis on the importance of interpretation to product differentiation.
Community Project to Stop Installation of Cell Phone Towers Next to Houses
May-ongoing 2012. Currently part of a neighorhood committee striving to stop the installation of a Claro cell phone tower proposed to be built amid houses on my street in Costa Rica. I am facilitating and lead writing in Spanish the documentation we use to lobby the municipality.
Public Use Planning in World Heritage Sites of Portuguese Origin and Influence
September 2011 to January 2013. Worked with two Portuguese sites (Historic Center of Évora and Rock Art Sites of Côa; photo above of guide) as well as Fort Jesus in Mombasa, Kenya to develop their visitor and tourism management capacity. All cultural heritage sites.
Interpretive Guide Training
November-December 2011. Taught the environmental interpretation module for the naturalist guide specialty through the certification of INBio-INA-ACOPROT, Costa Rica.
“¿Qué es realmente real? Nueva visión de la autenticidad y su papel en la interpretación y el turismo alternativo”
Octber 2012. Talk at a conference entitled "Alternative Tourism is a successful and sustainable growth industry" and hosted by the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur in Cabo San Lucas.
“Way Beyond Darwin: Evolution of Human Consciousness and the Future of Interpretation”
Talk about the Future of Interpretation
8 December. Jon talked about the evolution of the field of interpretation and its criticality to heritage at the First Iberoamerican Conference on Heritage, San Jose, Costa Rica.