ERIC Number: ED104645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Beginnings of a Nature Center.
Cherem, Gabriel J.; And Others
This guide is a comprehensive interpretive plan for the development of a nature center. Although the plan centers on a proposed nature center, the ideas included in the guide can be applied to other situations. The guide deals with all aspects of planning and is divided into seven chapters. Chapter 1, Visitorship, looks at the people who attend nature centers. Chapter 2, Exterior Concept, includes such topics as plans for expansion of the school house, nature trails, planting schemes, exterior flow, and gardens. The Interior Concept, Chapter 3, looks at flow patterns, placement of interior facilities, visitor view, and other interior concerns. Chapter 4, Aura and Displays, examines possible displays, such as a bee hive, forest alcove, aquarium, and others. Chapter 5 deals with the justification and planning of audio-visuals and publications for the center. Chapter 6, Program Operations, discusses such needs as philosophy and objectives, funding, staffing, and maintenance. The Inventory, Chapter 7, provides an inventory of the topography, archaelogy, biotic communities and others. Most chapters contain illustrations, maps, and diagrams. Visitor centers in Wisconsin, sample scripts for slide shows, and a plant and bird list are included in the appendices. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Stevens Point. Coll. of Natural Resources.