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  • Date: 02/15/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    A collaboration of staff from the University of California at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, School of Education, and the Cooperative Extension Service (4-H) will develop and implement SERIES (Science Experiences and Resources for Informal Education Settings), a state-wide informal science education program for the California State 4-H ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Randi Korn discusses methods and key findings from a study that evaluated the Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The study evaluated which exhibit objects attracted visitor interest and the effectiveness of the interpretive materials. Visitor input was used in designing the interpretive materials. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, researchers at Jacksonville State University compare three approaches to control littering: environmental education, environmental design, and consequence control. The authors also briefly suggest ways museum/zoo professionals can combine these techniques to control litter. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, researchers at Jacksonville State University share methods and findings from a study that compared the effectiveness of three types of "Do-Not-Feed" signs at the monkey island in the Birmingham Zoo. This is a summary of a paper to be presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans in March, ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Valerie D. Thompson of the San Diego Zoological Gardens discusses findings from a 10-week observational study during the summer months of 1977 to investigate the nature of noncompliant behavior of zoo visitors. Noncompliant behaviors included distracting, teasing, feeding, or attempting to injure the animals. Thompson addresses ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a program schedule for the First Annual Visitor Studies Meeting in Oxford, Alabama, April 6-8, 1988. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this forward, Stephen Bitgood, editor of "Visitor Behavior," briefly acknowledges supporters of the publication, evaluates the progress of visitor studies activities, and introduces the current issue which focuses on the upcoming First Annual Visitor Studies Meeting in Alabama as well as the problem of visitor misbehavior. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a summary of A.W. Melton's 1936 paper, "Distribution of Attention in Galleries in a Museum of Science and Industry." Melton studied the role of movement in attracting visitors by evaluating a gear-shaper located in the machine tool section of the New York Museum of Science and Industry. Melton determined that while any kind of movement ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a brief summary of A.W. Melton's 1936 paper, "Distribution of Attention in Galleries in a Museum of Science and Industry." Melton studied how visitor behavior was impacted by manually-operated exhibits demonstrating electricity. Automatic operation of the exhibits was compared with manual operation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Adrian F. Aveni, of the Department of Sociology at Jacksonville State University, writes about his own experience as a visitor during a recent two-week trip to Hong Kong. Aveni reflects on this experience to inform the field of visitor studies. ... »

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