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Title: Park signs and visitor behavior: A research summary

Author: Winter, P.L.;

Date: 2008

Source: Park Science 31(1): 34-35

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: National park staffs rely on sign to inform visitors of a great variety of expected behaviors. Where park rangers or volunteers physically cannot be present to remind visitors of important rules, signs can be especially helpful. However, as any ranger will attest, signs vary in eff ectiveness. The reasons for this are numerous, but message content is a critical factor.

Keywords: Park signs, visitor behavior, normative messages

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Winter, P.L. 2008. Park signs and visitor behavior: A research summary. Park Science. 31(1): 34-35


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