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Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center

Nature Trails can be excellent teaching tools whether they are in parks, nature preserves or right on school grounds.

Choose any of the topics under, Choosing Educational Stations on Nature Trails and consider how this would enhance your trail.

As an Exploring Nature subscriber, you have access to thousands of illustrations that you could use to develop interpretive signage on your trails.

Check out what some schools and nature centers have done:

 

Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center
Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center
Otter interpretive sign
Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center
Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center
Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center
Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center
Essex County Soil & Water Ausable River Reclamation Sign

Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "Nature Trail Signage for Your School or Nature Center" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2017. March 30, 2017
< http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/1118 >

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