Erica Wheeler: inspiring connections between people and place

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Erica offers customized programs that enrich connections between people and place.

From leading conferences for the Niagara Falls and Erie Canal  National Heritage Areas to keynoting for the Wisconsin Govenor's Conference on Tourism, Erica provides an in-depth, reflective, interactive opportunities for attendees to explore their sense of place.

She has offered her Soulful Stewardship Trainings at dozens of National Parks, Mounments and Heritage sites, from the Lincoln Memorial to Independence Hall, and from Yosemite to Acadia.

Her programs can work equally well in all settings: from urban, wild or rural settings, to everywhere in-between. Each program is customized to highlight the unique characteristics of your place or region and to suit your target audience/age group.

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Contact Erica directly to find a program that suits your needs and budget.

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Keynotes: Evoking Sense of Place Stories to Inspire Stewardship
Take a journey across the American landscape and the lives lived there through story, song and humor. Enjoy an illuminating view of your place and/or region. Gain ideas for connecting diverse audiences to your resource. Deepen pride, appreciation, caring and engagement in stewardship. Recharge your passion for the work you do. Explore what we have left to love, what we've lost and what the future can hold by viewing life through a sense of place lens. Breakout sessions and pre-conference trainings also available. Request a proposal.

Interpretive Trainings: Sense of Place, Stewardship and the Art of Interpretation
Experience a structured, creative approach that will empower your creativity, help you see the familar through new eyes. Gain tools and techniques to engage diverse age groups, backgrounds and interests. Develop and deliver visitor expereinces that are well-balanced, interactive and audience centered. Introductory sessions, half-day, full-day, two-day and three-day formats available. Request a sample agenda.


Academic Seminars & Youth Leadership: Empowering Creativity and Sense of Place Connections
Creative and collaborative, reflective and inspiring, these programs are customized to give students of all ages and level of experience tools to discover and express why places matter to them. Helps to fuse academic knowledge with creativity, bringing out individual strenghts and gifts through the power of place. Introductory, half-day, full-day and mulit-day residiencies available. Request a proposal.


Public Events for Outreach and Engagement: Sense of Place Performaces and Workshops
Re-engage stakeholders and attract new audiences through these relevant and creative programs that deeply connect people and place. Offers tools, ideas and inspiration to discover and share personal stories of connection to place. Can fit your current public event formats ( calendar series programs, festivals and annual events) or we can design a unique special event. Multiple-day options and packages available. Write with your request.





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Keynote / Concert Performance Intro video 3

updated: 2 months ago