“Most trails are designed just to get the visitor from Point A to Point B. Interpretive trails are designed to help the visitor laugh, cry, smile, discover, understand and explore along the way.”
Interpretive trails - both outdoor and indoor - are used by museums, galleries, historic sites, parks, gardens and zoos worldwide. They can provide visitors with a unique immersion experience in viewing, discovering and experiencing the locations they’re visiting, and in helping them re-connect with a natural or cultural environment in a personal way.
Yet to be truly effective, there are proven and tested guidelines to follow about how to plan your trail’s story, its experience opportunities, and its delivery and physical design. This new book - based on 40 years’ interpretive planning experience - shares successful planning strategies and guidelines as tools to help you create amazing interpretive experiences.
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For those involved in learning, engagement, interpretation, planning, consultancy, landscape architecture, and training - and those charged with developing interpretive trails who have no specific training in interpretive services themselves, The Interpretive Trails Book will become an indispensable and easy-to-follow resource to help create trails that engage, motivate and inspire your visitors.
The Interpretive Trails Book will provide you with the essential skills and understanding you'll need to create a successful trail. You'll discover:
This highly practical, 180-page book, with 75 colour illustrations, includes the following chapters:
The Design of Interpretive Trails
The Construction of Interpretive Trails
Visitor Motivations and Expectations
Developing the Interpretive Trail Plan
The Planning and Design of Media for Interpretive Trails
Title The Interpretive Trails Book: Effective Planning and Design
Author John A Veverka
Colour illustrations 75
Size 216 x 140 mm
Editions £35 [paperback] | £65 [hardback]
ISBN 978-1-910144-52-7 [paperback]
ISBN 978-1-910144-53-4 [hardback]
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