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Research

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     Research participants are needed for a study aimed at learning about the connection of Skinner State Park and the Mount Holyoke Summit House to the lives of visitors. Those interested can be involved in interviews and/or focus groups. Participants would be asked to share stories about their experiences on Mount Holyoke.


     Any adult who has visited Skinner State Park at least once is eligible to be involved in this study. Minors ages 13-17 may participate with parental consent. Interviews could be short (10-20 mins) or longer (45-60 mins), and could take place sitting down or while hiking on Mount Holyoke. Focus groups will be held in Skinner State Park and last about an hour. No compensation will be provided; however, participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the understanding of our relationship to this local mountain and historic site.

     If you’d like to voluntarily participate in an interview or focus group, or have any questions about the study, please contact Danielle Raad at draad@umass.edu or (978) 394-1778. We look forward to hearing from you!   

    The Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range is a  

non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of

the Mount Holyoke Range through land conservation,

natural history education, recreational

activities and cultural events.


In its 35 years it has assisted environmental

groups and state agencies purchase land for conservation,

sponsored nature walks and presentations in biology, geology

and astronomy, helped maintain hiking trails, supplied equipment

for J. A. Skinner State Park, hosted the annual Seven Sisters

Trail Race, and presented an annual summer concert series

in Skinner State Park’s historic Summit House.