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Natural resources professor helps National Park Service improve interpretive programs

Feb. 11, 2013 – A national park offers more than beautiful scenery, a chance to blacken a marshmallow over a campfire, or an educational field trip to a historic landmark. Live interpretive programs bring park sites alive for thousands of visitors.

But many of the programs could be better — resulting in changed visitor attitudes and behavior — according to researchers from Virginia Tech and Clemson University.

The National Park Service preserves cultural and natural places, from historic sites in cities and remote ruins from ancient cultures to preserved patches of wilderness and recovered forests, wetlands, and grasslands.  Read more......

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