Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.

Abstract

This project developed ecotourism in Benjamin Aceval in order to benefit Hotel Cerrito at Escuela Agricola San Francisco. Potential ecotourism attractions were investigated through consultation with experts, observations in situ, and independent research. The group cataloged 45 tree species (accessible by QR code), created a self-guided tour of 10 signature trees, produced 1 interpretive sign for bird observation that doubles as a model, and delivered an application that profiles 50 birds. These deliverables are first steps to transform Benjamin Aceval into an ecotourism destination. Recommendations include: finish the tree inventory and bird tour, increase the number of tree tours, and expand the application.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

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