Faculty Advisor

Addison, W. A.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


The Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project (LERD), a Royal initiative of the Chaipattana Foundation, aims to provide communities and organizations in Thailand with the environmental knowledge necessary to implement natural waste and wastewater treatment techniques. Our goal was to assess LERD’s outreach program and recommend improvements. Through archival research, site assessments, interviews with staff, and visitor surveys, we performed a summative analysis of LERD’s outreach strategy. After critical analysis, suitable recommendations were made to improve the program. These recommendations seek to improve LERD’s interactions with the public, visitors, and clients as well as on-site presentation.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs