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Where the Sidewalk Ends - Visitor Use of Natural and Landscaped Areas in Urban Parks

This article is from Issue The Woodsy Owl Edition - Vol. 1 No. 22.

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The scientists in this study wanted to know three things: (1) Do visitors’ activities and reasons for using urban parks vary between landscaped and natural areas of New York City parks? (2) Why do park visitors choose to visit to not visit urban natural areas? (3) Are there differences between men and women in how they used landscaped and natural areas in parks and in their reasons for visiting these places?


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"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • People and Science

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Value of natural environments