ERIC Number: EJ1022124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Facilitating the Development and Evaluation of a Citizen Science Web Site: A Case Study of Repeat Photography and Climate Change in Southwest Alaska's National Parks
Mullen, Karina C.; Newman, Gregory; Thompson, Jessica L.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v12 n4 p261-271 2013
Interviews with national park visitors across the country revealed that climate change education through place-based, hands-on learning using repeat photographs and technology is appealing to park visitors. This manuscript provides a summary of the development of a repeat photography citizen science Web site for national parks in Southwest Alaska. Lessons learned from interviews on the Web development process are summarized to inform similar future projects: (a) Hold a face-to-face meeting in the same location with the whole research group, (b) Provide a central document accessible to the entire group listing tasks completed and to be accomplished, (c) Create a well-developed marketing plan to promote Web site, and (d) Incorporate evaluation components throughout the process to ensure clear communication.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Photography, Parks, Tourism, Environmental Education, Climate, Marketing, Best Practices, Information Sources, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews, Ethnography, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska