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Location: Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre
Time frame: August and September, 2018

A smart phone guided trail has been set up at the LLOEC. It's part of a study being done by Whitney Lake as part of her requirements towards a degree of Masters of Education at Trent University. Research data will be collected during August and September, then reviewed and studied over the winter for presentation next spring.

The purpose of the study is to explore the value of a smart phone guided interpretive trail. Everyone is welcome to participate. It takes 45 to 60 minutes.

QR codes have been placed along one of the trails -- walk the trail and scan the codes to receive information about local flora and fauna. Those who wish to take part in the study can complete a short survey on how they felt about the use of QR codes as an interpretive tool on the trail. Report on your own experience, then leave your completed survey in the box provided.

It's hoped that the results of this study will benefit future outdoor interpretive trail planning by providing a better understanding of a technology guided trail.

To participate, you need access to a smart phone, download a QR reader by following the instructions at the site, read and sign the consent form, and answer the survey questions. The results of the study will be available next spring by contacting Whitney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by accessing the NLT website.