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Edwards, Susie; Roell, Amy – Legacy, 1998
Using discovery stations offers solutions for increasing attendance at park interpretive programs. Compact, portable stations can be used in playgrounds, special events, trailheads, picnic areas, campgrounds, nursing homes, and scouts and day camps. Describes a case in which stations were used 85 times and reached 4,927 visitors between July 1996…
Descriptors: Animals, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Nonformal Education
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Buchanan, Suzanne – Legacy, 1998
Describes a local interpretation program in New England that uses a motorcoach to take visitors on a day-long tour of several sites in the region. Explains how to create similar programs elsewhere and gives advice for preparing for the tour, orienting tour members, interpreting on the road, pacing tours over a day, and stopping at tour sites. (PVD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Group Instruction, Heritage Education
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Christyson, M. Jane – Legacy, 1996
Explores reasons to create special events, change existing events, or discontinue events, in the pursuit of new audiences. Describes surveys of usership at Cleveland Metroparks to identify new audiences. Effective event design and implementation requires effective advertising, which is expensive, so a discussion of fund development, branding, and…
Descriptors: Audiences, Community Resources, Financial Support, Marketing
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Meredith, Joyce E. – Legacy, 1997
Describes the National 4-H Council's Environmental Stewardship Program. This program aims to enable youth and adults to develop community-based solutions to environmental problems. Activity guides and software products have been designed for ages 5 to 18 around such topics as basic ecology and energy. The program also offers technical assistance…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Environmental Education