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Includes bibliographical references and index.  Machlis, Gary E.  Field, Donald R. 4´8--dc20 92-3386 CIP © 1992 Gary E. Machlis and Donald R. Field All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America Page v To Grant Sharpe Colleague, friend, and teacher; a pioneer in interpretation who led the way to a new appreciation and understanding of our natural and cultural heritage Page vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Visitor Groups and Interpretation in Parks and Other Outdoor Leisure Settings. Adapted with permission from "People and Interpretation," by Donald R.

Does the seating arrangement matter? These are uniquely sociological questions, and their answers are needed to truly meet Tilden's expectation that interpreters "connect" with visitors. Second, sociology can help us understand the process of interpretation. The interpreters at our new nature center will soon question (or have questioned for them) the meaningfulness of their work. What role does interpretation play in a citizen's visit to the site? Can interpretive programs increase visitors' knowledge, alter their behavior, or affect their attitudes and values?

Forest Service General Technical Report NC-28. St. Paul: North Central Forest Experiment Station, 1977. The advice of Dr. Thomas Heberlein, University of Wisconsin, during the preparation of an earlier draft of this article is gratefully acknowledged. Ethnography as a Research Tool in Understanding Park Visitors. Reprinted from Proceedings of a Workshop on Unobtrusive Techniques to Study Social Behavior in Parks. 1984. Edited by John D. Peine. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Atlanta, Georgia.

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