Inspiring Visitors’ Scientific Inquiry


iSWOOP is a professional development program that helps park rangers bridge the gap between the public and the researchers.

iSWOOP is a way to bring scientists, educators, and interpreters together to foster a better understanding of science that’s going on in national parks, to really enhance STEM learning for visitors.

—Dr. Louise Allen
Winston-Salem University

“The Bat Cave is a thermal image of bats in their roost. Warm colors are where bats have gathered and raised the temperature to 90’F or more. Cool colors are the cooler cave walls, about 56’F.” Credit: Nickolay Hristov and Louise Allen