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

July 19th, 2019 | RESEARCH

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.



Team Members

Monae Verbeke, Contributor, Institute for Learning Innovation
Scott Pattison, Contributor, Institute for Learning Innovation
Martha Merson, Principal Investigator, TERC


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1514766

Related URLs

Collaborative Research: Interpreters and Scientists Working On Our Parks


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Public Programs

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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