Pre-Work Pre-Work Your pre-work assignment is two fold. First, go to any number of the following websites http://usinfo.state.gov/sc v/Archive/2005/May/17-40125.html o Increasing diversity in the US population http://www.prcdc.org/summaries/uspopperspec/usp opperspec.html o projections of US population www.census.gov/population/ www/projections/popproj. html o population projections ca.rand. org/stats/popdemo/popprojUS.html o population projections releases.usnewswire.com/Get Release.asp?id=61007 o Gay and lesbian population www.post-gazette.com/pg/ 05133/504149.stm o rich-poor gap and upward mobility in US www.childtrends databank.org o trends among young people http://www.prb.org/ and wonder around a bit. If you don't look at any others, make sure to check out the last one, http://www.prb.org/ site. After you have looked over several websites write down one or two things that you found interesting or surprising, be ready to share in class. Second task – read through the questions below and think about your site and how each question relates. Start to think about adjustments you might make to accommodate possible changing demographics. Be ready to discuss during the session. 1. What are some of the ways in whic h the demographic characteristics of your visitor base are changing? 2. What are some ways that such demographic change and increased diversity will affect the operation of your NPS site during the next decade? 3. Which demographic changes do you think will be most important? E.g. aging, gender, race/ethnicity, immigration, sexual preference, household composition, income— education distribution, urbanization, etc. 4. What are some ways that your NPS site will be affected by an increasing portion of the US population being non-white? 5. What are some of the ways that your NPS site will be affected by increased immigration from Hispanic and Asian countries? 6. What are the implications of our increasingly ―de-familied‖ society for the operation of your NPS site?
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