Poster: Visitor Interests and the Dynamics of Interpreter-Visitor Conversations in National Parks

Friday, July 19, 2019
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Park, Outdoor, and Garden Programs
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | General STEM | Life science
Institute for Learning Innovation, TERC
Description or Abstract: 

This poster was presented at the 2018 Visitor Studies Association Conference. iSWOOP is a multi-year, multi-focus project, bringing national park-based research to visitors through innovative scientist-park ranger collaborations.

As part of this study, researchers at the Institute for Learning Innovation set out to understand how visitor interests emerge during interpreter-facilitated conversations in national parks; how visitor interests relate to topics and facilitation strategies used by interpreters; and to what degree interactions might spark or reinforce ongoing interests.

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Team Members

Monae VerbekeMonae VerbekeContributor
Scott PattisonContributor
Martha MersonPrincipal Investigator

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