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Assessment and Recommendations for Interpretive Programming around Climate Change at the Glades Wildlife Refuge Public Deposited

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  • This paper identifies 51 best practices of interpretive programming in relation to the topic of climate change and applies those practices to interpretive programs delivered by Natural Lands, a Pennsylvania environmental non-profit organization, and specifically at the Glades Wildlife Refuge, one of Natural Lands’ nature preserves. The best practices are based on a literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles focused on communicating climate change information, effective interpretive programming, making interpretive programs inclusive and equitable, and accessible programs. Looking at a case study of Natural Lands programming, and programming at the Glades Wildlife Refuge in particular, these best practices are used to identify current successes and gaps in programming. Significantly, this case study identified that, while Natural Lands has extensive interpretive programming, little is focused on climate change, despite the visible effects climate change is having on natural ecosystems. In addition to expanding programming about climate change, this study identified additional ways Natural Lands can improve programming to be more engaging, effective at conveying information about climate change, inclusive, and accessible, using the Glades Wildlife Refuge as a case study.
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