chapter  13
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Interpretation

Environmental education is similar to interpretation except that it deals with a much wider spectrum of the environment and its relationships with people of all ages and background at work, in the home, at school and during leisure. However, interpretation tends to be more concerned with innovative and stimulating ways of explaining the key aspects of a particular site or issue. The sort of place with potential for interpretation is one with unique physical, cultural, ecological or historical features, processes or associations that are sufficiently special to attract quantities of visitors to go there as a day out, as part of a tour or as a school trip. The degree of interpretation should match the status of the site, the numbers of visitors expected to use it, and the ability of the site to cope with the proposed level of activity.