Coastal Quest: Developing a Learnscape Approach for Edutourism

October 1st, 2005 - September 30th, 2007 | PROJECT

This planning project seeks to study new ways to tap into family vacation agendas as opportunities for increased learning. It will assess and prototype a variety of program development activities related to outdoor and indoor experiences for families on vacation to the Grand Strand coastal region of South Carolina, and potentially to other such vacation spots around the country. Such experiences are intended to facilitate family learning about coastal ecosystems. The planning work is a collaborative effort among professionals in university and museum organizations along with the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Team Members

James Luken, Principal Investigator, Coastal Carolina University
Sharon Gilman, Co-Principal Investigator, Coastal Carolina University


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 0532150
Funding Amount: 74611


Audience: Evaluators | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Public Programs