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Plan & Develop Interpretive Activities 2009


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Plan & Develop Interpretive Activities 2009

  1. 1. Signage, Visitor Centres and Displays
  2. 2. Interpretive Signage <ul><li>Historical </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Warning </li></ul><ul><li>Directional </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interpretive Signage <ul><li>Keep information simple but interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Use third person, where appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Use photos, pictures and diagrams </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interpretive Signage <ul><li>Placement of signage is important </li></ul><ul><li>Add value to the experience </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interpretive Signage <ul><li>Informative </li></ul><ul><li>Unintrusive </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interpretive Signage <ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Informative </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Effective </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interpretive Signage <ul><li>Informative </li></ul><ul><li>Directional </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interpretive Signage <ul><li>In your face approach </li></ul><ul><li>How effective is this? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Visitor Centres <ul><li>Combine the use of many forms of interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics, models, audio visual presentation, original objects, static, active and interactive exhibits. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Visitor Centre Displays <ul><li>Because of their cost, visitor centres should be considered in the context of the regional or area communication plan (CALM,undated). </li></ul>
  11. 12. Visitor Centre Displays <ul><li>Visitor centres can: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a recognisable and approachable centre where visitors can seek information, ask questions and solve difficulties; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a place for orienting visitors to an area; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a venue for night time activities when the outdoor is inappropriate; </li></ul><ul><li>With planning, provide a venue for interpretation that compliments other sites and methods in the outdoors; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a focus for other management functions (CALM, WA). </li></ul>
  12. 13. Visitor Centre Displays <ul><li>Displays should: </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt to integrate the interpretation offered at the centre with that in the field as part of an overall approach to interpreting the resource; </li></ul><ul><li>Not attempt to interpret or explain items indoors that could be more appropriately explained on site; </li></ul>
  13. 14. Visitor Centre Displays <ul><li>Displays should: </li></ul><ul><li>Present stories significant to the present status of the park and region that could not otherwise be appreciated; </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage visitors to experience directly the diversity of natural and cultural values of the area. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Displays <ul><li>Giving insight into an animal that visitors only get a glimpse of. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Interpretation <ul><li>Interpretation can be used as a management tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are there metal bands around the eucalypt? </li></ul>