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INTRODUCTION
PLANNING
TO BUILD OR NOT TO BUILD: CRITERIA FOR SUPPORTING VISITOR CENTER PROPOSALS
Introduction
Decision Criteria for Proposing a Visitor Center
INTERPRETIVE MASTER PLANNING
Principles of Interpretive Planning
INTERPRETIVE PLANNING PROCESS
Purpose of Planning
Inventory and Analysis
Resource Inventory and Analysis
Facilities and Programs Inventory and Analysis
Management Inventory and Analysis
Audience and Stakeholder Inventory and Analysis
Significant Themes and Visitor Experiences
Program, Product, and Service Recommendations
Facilities
Personal Programs
Manufactured or Printed Products
Electronic Technology Products
SITE DESIGN
Overall Site Design Considerations
Site Selection
Site Access
Utilities and Waste Systems
Construction Methods and Materials
BUILDING DESIGN
Overall Building Design Considerations
Designing for Visitor Flow
First Impressions
Interpretive Media and Program Areas
Outdoor or Onsite Areas
Accessible Design Considerations
Environmental Considerations
Temperature
Wind
Moisture
Storms/Hurricanes/Tornadoes
Rainfall
Topography
Water Bodies
Hydrology
Seismic
Pests
Wildlife
Cultural Considerations
Archeological Resources
Local Architecture
Historic Resources
Anthropology/Ethnic Background/Religion/Sociology
Arts and Crafts
Sensory Considerations
Visual
Sound
Touch
Smell
Taste
Sustainable Design Considerations
Cradle-to-Grave Analysis
VISITOR CENTER AND TOUR SECURITY
Management Roles
Visitor Centers
Design Considerations
Tours
Annual Meetings and Training
International Visitors
Additional Information
INTERPRETIVE MEDIA
Interpretation and Education
Visitors’ Bill of Rights2
Interpretive and Educational Media4
Personal Interpretive Media
Nonpersonal Interpretive Media
Visitor Studies and Audience Analysis
Front End Evaluation
Formative Evaluation
Summative or Postinstallation Evaluation
COOPERATING PARTNERSHIPS
Example 1
Example 2
HELPFUL RESOURCES
References
Suggested Web Sites
Professional Associations
Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA)
Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
National Association for Interpretation (NAI)
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