Quantifying the Presence of Written Materials and the Use of Outside Texts in Nature Centers for Environmental Education

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Despite widespread distribution of nature centers across North America and Europe, the written materials available to their visitors have yet to be enumerated. To address this gap, this study quantifies the types of written materials available in 563 American nature centers and addresses how nature centers use outside texts. The survey results suggest that many nature centers have available types of written materials found effective for visitor learning in other research. Many nature centers also incorporate material from contemporary conservation literature into their written materials, suggesting that nature centers seek to facilitate effective learning by forging audience connections. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cagle, NL

Published Date

  • April 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 108 - 117

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-0389

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1533-015X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/1533015X.2013.820635

Citation Source

  • Scopus