iSWOOP Implementation in National Parks: Perspectives from Park Leaders, Interpreters, Visitors, and Scientists
Based on work with scientists and park interpreters to increase appreciation for scientists’ work and for parks as outdoor labs, we have some hard-won insights. We wrote up our tips and illustrated them for a quick read designed to help you navigate the complexity of NPS, avoid some pitfalls, set up students and colleagues for success, and to bring forth a smile.
Finding a Way Forward: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Indiana Dunes National Park, Report on iSWOOP and People of Color Leaders at the Dunes, Forming Equitable Partnerships
Research Briefs through Interpreters’ Eyes
An examination of how the familiar and concise research brief can be a tool for interpretive park rangers dedicated to increasing the visibility of science research for the public at large. https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bes2.1739
Visitor Interest Activity–iSWOOP Instrument Development and Piloting
This version includes report on the pilot with English-speaking families in 2018 and with Spanish-speaking families in 2019.
This version includes the instruments, the protocol, and the report on the pilot with English-speaking families.
This version includes the instruments and the protocol used with Spanish-speaking families in 2019.
INTEGRATIVE & COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY
Papers from the symposium, Science in the Public Eye: Leveraging Partnerships.
iSWOOP 2018 in Review and 2019 Plans
Articles featured in the George Wright Forum
Interpreters’ needs for science information
Strategies and challenges behind communicating science to the public
Journal of Interpretation Research
iSWOOP Professional Development
National Park Service newsletter features iSWOOP
To be more inquisitive in the natural world
iSWOOP’s external evaluator has completed her report and provided an executive summary:_iswoopexecsum92115_FiNAL