TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (4): 539-547.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002870

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Demands of Middle School Students for Environmental Interpretation of Cultural Landscape Heritage of the Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

LIU Zhilin,JIAO Yuanmei,WANG Mei,DING Yinping,YAN Xiaojing,ZHANG Kaifeng,LIU Xin   

  1. (School of Tourism and Geographical Science,Yunnan Normal University,Kunming 650500,China)
  • Received:2015-12-31 Online:2016-07-05 Published:2016-07-05

Abstract: Taking the middle school students who live in the center part of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces heritage area as study subjects, this paper analyses their demands of environmental interpretation by questionnaire survey. The results show that: Firstly, among the three parts of the contents of environmental interpretation, the order is as knowledge>awareness>skills, which vary with the variety of gender, grade, and location, revealing that the students are in great needs of the content of environmental interpretation and there is significant difference among the students in different backgrounds; Secondly, in term of activities and patterns of environmental interpretation, the middle school students are more in needs of firsthand experience, spots commentary, field studies and local festival activities than the ways of interpretation boards, internet and leaflets, which vary with the variety of gender, grade and residential information, indicating the difference in demands for interpretation media, patterns and the correlation with social backgrounds. In conclusion, there are obvious needs of the environmental interpretation among the middle school students in the heritage area, especially of firsthand experience and field trips, therefore the interpretation for them should be mainly taken in way of participation.

Key words: environmental interpretation, the Honghe Hani rice terraces, cultural landscape, heritage area, middle school students