Translating land-use science to a museum exhibit

Javier A. Arce-Nazario
<span title="2016-04-15">2016</span> <i title="Informa UK Limited"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Journal of Land Use Science</a> </i> &nbsp;
For land use science to engage the general public it must successfully translate its concepts and conclusions and make them public outside of traditional scientific venues. Here we explore science-art exhibits, which blend artistic presentations with specific scientific data or themes, as a possible effective way of communicating scientific information and disrupting misconceptions. We describe the process of producing a science-art exhibit on remote sensing and Puerto Rican landscape history
more &raquo; ... om 1937 to the present, sited at a rural Puerto Rican community museum, and examine the visitor experience and educational outcomes of the museum exhibit through analysis of survey data. The exhibit project engaged undergraduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds, introduced land use science concepts to the public in an engaging format, and was effective at reshaping visitors' misconceptions of Puerto Rico's landscape change history.
<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="">doi:10.1080/1747423x.2016.1172129</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">pmid:28191029</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">pmcid:PMC5298136</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">fatcat:r7urg6qfvrh7jnl4bfglyxaagi</a> </span>
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