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Speaking Out for Conservation at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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dc.contributor.advisor Canale, Lisa K.
dc.contributor.author Flint, John T.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-23T01:00:40Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-23T01:00:40Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10790/6912
dc.description A report submitted to the graduate division of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Professional Internship Track.
dc.description.abstract The professional internship discussed in this report took place at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. For the duration of the project, I worked with the Interpretation Department as a ranger in the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. The purpose of the Interpretation Department is to guide guests through the park, answer their questions, educate visitors about the parks natural and cultural resources, and help them have a pleasant experience during their visit. In addition to these duties, I also created a new ranger hike activity meant to inspire participants to join their local conservation efforts when they return home. I incorporated persuasive strategies into the event, such as the use of increasing social revenue, creation of positive experiences, and the display of messages that discussed the benefits of conservation for wildlife and people to broaden its appeal. I also included an ‘ōlelo chant (traditional Hawaiian chant) to engage the guests and make a lasting impact. The scripts for my tours were recorded and saved in Google Docs, and feedback from audiences were presented in my daily journal, which discussed my observations of the audiences’ reception of my talks. I also created the draft of a new Volunteers-In-Parks Handbook for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
dc.description.sponsorship Interpretive Department, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, National Park Service, Hawai‘i National Park
dc.format.extent 89 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.subject Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
dc.subject guest relations
dc.subject conservation
dc.subject outreach
dc.subject handbook
dc.subject Hawaii
dc.subject National Parks
dc.title Speaking Out for Conservation at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
dc.type Master's Project
dc.type Report
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.mentor McDaniel, Kūpono
Appears in Collections: TCBES Professional Internship Reports


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