Hiding Behind the Fish Tank with Katie Darr | Big Tourism
Observing coastal tourists in their natural habitat
Joining Arica Sears on this episode of the Big Tourism podcast is Katie Darr, a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow for the National Marine Protected Areas Center, housed within NOAA. Katie and Arica travel south to Ecuador, back north to the Oregon Coast and end their discussion in the Florida Keys. The common denominator in all three locations? Destination management. Learn how analyzing visitors to popular coastal destinations can help us understand common behaviors and better inform management and decision-making. Katie’s experiences hiding behind fish tanks to watch people interact with exhibits, observing tourists in the Galapagos interact with sea lions (bad idea), and tackling big questions with diverse partners in Florida is something we can all, strangely enough, relate to. Only on ASPN.