Tag: State/National Park Visitors

State/National Parks to Promote Environmentally-Responsible Vacations

"A recent Ipsos survey conducted to help inform the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s future decisions examined Americans’ preferences for the types of vacations they like to take. Vacationers greatly enjoy spending their time off with their family or friends first and foremost with 84% reporting that they were either currently planning or becoming more interested in taking a vacation to spend time with family or friends. Outside of who they vacation with, Americans were most interested in vacations that involved experiencing natural environments and their wildlife (71%), national parks (71%), or architectural or historic sites (68%)."

Gamification Lures Park Visitors, Encourages Volunteerism

"A new free mobile game could increase volunteerism at national parks and result in a $50,000 donation to the National Park Foundation. "Save the Park” features four characters who accomplish volunteer tasks in three different parks, challenging players to experience in a virtual environment the impact they can have on park conservation and stewardship."