The Indiana State Parks History Tour

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The Indiana State Parks History Tour

Take a walking or driving tour of the history of the Indiana State Parks. Each park tour has a map of several stops that allows the visitor to learn about the human history in the park. The maps allow the user to navigate between stops using the trails and roads, or to preview attractions in a park before a visit. At each stop the listener hears a history of the site and sees historic photos. Find out about the formation of the park, the impact of the New Deal, and the post war growth of the park system. The casual park visitor, dedicated historian, or the person who wants to experience a state park in a different way can use this app to guide them to locations of interest. The parks available include all twenty-three Indiana state parks. Some historic structures still exist, but other structures are lost to time. Create your own state park tour. Save the app as a souvenir of a park visit. This app was created by an immersive learning team of Ball State University students directed by Ronald V. Morris, Ph.D., supported by the Building Better Communities program – Matt Bailey, Kelli Huth, Zach King, Robbie Mehling and the Digital Corps – Robert Fultz,Gunner Hoffman,Jonathan Huer, Josh Lowe, Brandon Smith, Vamsi Tummala, and Jacob VanBrunt. The students that created this app in the spring of 2015 came from Natural Resources – Amanda Harsh and Telecommunications – Ashton Hampton. The students that created this app came from Accounting – Erica Wurst, Computer Science – An Ran and Weijian Zheng, History – Aly Caviness, Nathaniel Pass, and Michael Smith, and Telecommunications – Kristen West. Funding was provide from the Ball State University Provost Immersive Learning Grant. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks and Reservoirs – Vicki Bass, Ben Clark, Scott Davis, Marian England,and Ginger Murphy advised the members of the project. Thanks also to the state park property managers and interpreters who commented on drafts of this project.

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