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Committing to place and evaluating the higher purpose: increasing engagement in natural resource management through museum outreach and educational activities

Vanclay, Francis Martin; Lane, R; Wills, Jo; Coates, Ian; Lucas, Damien

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The Australian "Committing to Place" Research Project investigates the potential of outreach activities and educational programmes to increase community commitment to natural resource management. New communication technologies offer tools for enhancing participation - in terms of a deeper commitment from communities and participation of a wider range of groups - through their interactive qualities and capacity to link people in different places. The research project evaluates the piloting, by...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorVanclay, Francis Martin
dc.contributor.authorLane, R
dc.contributor.authorWills, Jo
dc.contributor.authorCoates, Ian
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Damien
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:11:30Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:11:30Z
dc.identifier.issn1464-3332
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/87616
dc.description.abstractThe Australian "Committing to Place" Research Project investigates the potential of outreach activities and educational programmes to increase community commitment to natural resource management. New communication technologies offer tools for enhancing participation - in terms of a deeper commitment from communities and participation of a wider range of groups - through their interactive qualities and capacity to link people in different places. The research project evaluates the piloting, by the National Museum of Australia, of several innovative outreach activities which use information and communication technologies specifically for community capacity building and developing platforms for change. With an understanding of evaluation as research to inform decision-making at all phases of project design, the Research Team is evaluating: (1) the effectiveness of each outreach activity in meeting stakeholder objectives, including community participants; (2) the potential each activity has to increase participation in the activity and other activities associated with cultural heritage or natural resources; and (3) progress towards "the higher purpose", that is, the potential for such activities to affect natural resource management outcomes in the long run. The research project is an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant involving the University of Tasmania, the National Museum of Australia, and the Murray-Darling Basin Commission.
dc.publisherImperial College Press
dc.sourceJournal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
dc.subjectKeywords: capacity building; community resource management; education; museum; participatory approach; Australasia; Australia; Eastern Hemisphere; World Community engagement; Evaluation; Information and communications technology; Murray-Darling Basin; Museums; Natural resource management; Participation
dc.titleCommitting to place and evaluating the higher purpose: increasing engagement in natural resource management through museum outreach and educational activities
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume6
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor050209 - Natural Resource Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub16973
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationVanclay, Francis Martin, University of Tasmania
local.contributor.affiliationLane, R, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWills, Jo, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research
local.contributor.affiliationCoates, Ian, RMIT University
local.contributor.affiliationLucas, Damien, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage539
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage564
local.identifier.doi10.1142/S1464333204001791
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:27:52Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-13644258503
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