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ERIC Number: ED443634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Outdoor Programs On-Line: Creating a Link with Participants, Staff and Community.
Poff, Raymond
As use of the Internet and the World Wide Web increases, patrons expect that organizations will utilize the technology, and outdoor programs can benefit from doing so. Web sites can be thought of as miniature information booths containing information an agency wants to make available to the public. Outdoor programs can use the Web for many tasks, including: 1) planning and trip facilitation (maps, estimates of mileage, route selection, driving time, weather and environmental conditions such as river flows, emergency care facilities in the vicinity of the trip, and permit regulations and fee information); 2) facilitating communication among staff members through combined use of e-mail and an organizational Web site; 3) providing information to participants such as contact information, lists of things to bring, and answers to frequently asked questions; 4) providing program information to the community such as hours of operation, location of the program, policies for renting equipment, signing up for trips, getting refunds, and posting the program catalog; and 5) sharing resource information through links to other recreation areas, reference sites, instructional sites, and equipment manufacturers. Two Web sites of university outdoor programs are briefly described. (TD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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