Supportive Audiences

Supportive Audiences

Supportive audiences are already on board with climate change and energy use and want to make a difference. They are actively engaged in the topic, giving you the opportunity to ask them to step up their game even more. Often the audience will ask what they can do to make a difference, and we know from a recent survey of aquarium visitors that people want interpreters to make recommendations for actions they might take. You might ask, “What are you currently doing to fight global warming?  Have you thought what your next step might be?”

Note how the interpreter in the video above asks the visitor to do even more, relating their actions to the setting of a melting glacier in Alaska.

Lesson Take Away: 

Supportive audiences want to hear recommendations for actions they can take personally or in their communities to make a difference to climate change and energy use.

Last Updated: September 29, 2014
Here the interpreter engages supportive tourists in a conversation that leads to talking about carbon offsets and things they might do at home.  

Making the Ask - Carbon Offsets

Here the interpreter engages supportive tourists in a conversation that leads to talking about carbon offsets and things they might do at home.  

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The interpreter talks about how humans have gotten where they are today and why people can change today to support a sustainable future.

Why People Can Change: Interpretive Chat

The interpreter talks about how humans have gotten where they are today and why people can change today to support a sustainable future.

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