Tourism, Environment & Sustainable Development Cluster
This project aims to give students a first-hand account of how New England native and historic cultures are presented to visitors by visiting and analyzing two renowned tourism destinations, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Ledyard, CT and the Mystic Seaport and downtown Mystic, CT. The core activity of the project will be a one-day visit to these sites, though instruction will be given beforehand and analysis completed afterwards. The trip will include approximately thirty students from the GEO, History, and Social Science Education clubs as well as the TMP3000 Culture and Heritage Tourism class. Students will be required to participate in online education about the two sites beforehand and to contribute findings to the post-trip analysis of the sites. Students will be chosen on a first-come first-served basis until the trip's seats are filled.
Keul, Adam, "Exploring New England Culture and Heritage Tourism [Project Proposal]" (2017). Clusters. 244.