Old Faithful Visitor Center

October 28th, 2002 | EVALUATION

The Yellowstone Park Foundation is partnering with Yellowstone National Park (YNP) to develop and build a visitor education center at Old Faithful. Selinda Research Associates (SRA) worked with staff from Yellowstone's Division of Interpretation to plan and conduct a front-end evaluation of the exhibits for the new center. The evaluation was grounded in naturalistic methodology and used a variety of methods to triangulate on park visitors understanding of and reactions to a variety of issues. These methods included in-depth interviews with visitors both before and after their visits and card sorts and drawing activities to delve deeper into visitors' understandings of the park. The appendix of this report includes the interview protocols and questionnaire used in the study.



Team Members

Eric Gyllenhaal, Author, Selinda Research Associates
Yellowstone National Park, Contributor


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0307709
Funding Amount: 2753500

Related URLs

Yellowstone Old Faithful Visitor Education Center


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Front-End | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Parks | Outdoor | Garden Exhibits