The second study conducted was a field-based mixed-method survey study to discern the impact of AIT on interpretive program
"Telling stories about the buffalo and raising a tipi at dusk with the prairie rolling down behind the Cypress Hills--that is what the interpretive program
is all about." The Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and Fort Walsh welcome more than 500,000 visitors annually.
We hypothesized total program score would increase from 2015 to 2016 based on two factors: (1) we knew interpretive program
staff was almost the same from year to year and with another year of experience, improvement should be seen, and (2) interpretive staff received additional training in interpretive techniques during May 2016 before the 2016 summer season.
Board a heated high speed catamaran and travel to amazing tidewater glaciers as you enjoy a National Park Service ranger-led interpretive program
about wildlife and history.
"The interpretive program
has been severely cut," Buckingham said.
Program-content interpretive outcomes (i.e., outcomes specifically related to content of the interpretive program
) are considered.
A study that stands out is Tarlton and Ward's (2006), which found that children who participated in a thematic interpretive program
were three times more likely to identify the theme and main points of a program, as well as having a statistically significant increased ability to recall and apply the information presented, when compared with children who participated in a non-thematic program.
Each year, the award is given to an individual who has successfully developed or delivered an effective interpretive program
. Garrett, who works at Homestead National Monument of America, uses fiber optics to offer a real-time interactive learning experience to students and teachers in urban and rural parts of Nebraska.
In this study, we evaluated the environmental interpretive program
at the headquarters of International Crane Foundation (ICF) near Baraboo, Wisconsin, where on-site interpretation is applied as a strategy in the overall environmental education effort of the organization.
An interpretive program
will provide hikers and back-packers with planning and safety information--for both day and overnight hikes--that promotes respect for the Grand Canyon's extraordinary wilderness characteristics.
An interpretive program
will provide hikers and backpackers with planning and safety information--for both day and overnight hikes--that promotes respect for the Grand Canyon's extraordinary wilderness characteristics.
Yet, in my 10 years as an interpreter, I've observed that when visitors laugh frequently during an interpretive program
, that program is often quickly labeled "interpretainment." As such, it is considered "not serious" enough to accomplish the goals of interpretation and thus dismissed by managers, coaches, and/or colleagues.
What ambitions does your interpretive program
have that can actually be defined by a number?