The Luskin Center for Innovation is a research center housed in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs which conducts research in partnership with civic leaders who use the knowledge to inform policy and organizational innovations. The Center is partnering with the National Parks Service to implement a survey of visitors to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. On two weekdays and two weekends in June we will be surveying visitors to the park to help understand visitor rates, activity patterns, and attitudes of visitors to help inform future park investments in visitor services and trail management and attract and serve a diverse set of users.
We are seeking volunteers who will be stationed in pairs at different trailhead entrances. They will survey visitors in the mornings and/or afternoons- volunteers can sign up for as many shifts/days as they are available and we will provide training, so no survey experience is necessary. We will make the training available online for anyone who cannot attend one of the training sessions prior to the survey. This will be a fun opportunity to spend some time in the Santa Monica Mountains and also help the National Park Service learn how they can enhance trails to best serve diverse visitors. Interested volunteers should email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide more information.
Morning and Evening Shifts (8am-1pm or 4pm-8pm) on each of 4 Different Survey Days: Sat 6/16, Thurs 6/21, Sun 6/24, and Wed 6/27.
Tags: environment, sustainability, outdoors, parks, survey