As a Nature Interpreter You Have Full Ownership
– But What About Your Guests?
We share a lot of information when we have visitors to our place or on a tour. But how much is retained for them when they leave us? And how committed will visitors remain in relation to the questions we tried to
promote? A part of a fruitful strategy is having knowledge of mechanisms that can enhance a feeling of ownership to the questions we address during a visit. This isn’t rocket science, but is often neglected in
many initiatives and daily activities.
For your visitors to develop a feeling of ownership themselves, they need to feel that they have been an influential part of the programme. If they tell you, as they leave, that they came up with some good ideas they will try to use at home, you will know that they developed some feeling of ownership related to the things you focused on during their visit.
Make a Lasting Impact with Your Nature Interpretation – Enhance the Feeling of Ownership. Af Søren Breiting. I Nature Interpretation for Children and Young People, Mette Aaskov Knudsen and Poul Hjulmann Seidler (Editors). Side 45-53. TemaNord 2013:534. Nordic Council of Ministers 2013.