Project Team

Developed by Shannon Butts, Jason Crider, Jacob Greene, and Madison Jones

Shannon Butts is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida. Her research examines how emerging writing technologies, such as augmented reality and 3D printing, can shape community literacy practices and mobilize local discourse. Follow her on Twitter @shannonbmarie.

Jason Crider is a Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Florida, where he researches and teaches at the intersection of writings studies and digital rhetoric. His research centers around multimodal composition, haptic and location-based writing technologies, and environmental rhetorics.

Jacob Greene is a recent graduate of the PhD in English program at the University of Florida, and his research focuses on emerging modalities of location-based writing, including augmented reality and locative media. Jacob will be joining the Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies program at Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor in fall 2018.

Madison Jones is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida. His research explores digital ecologies and emerging technologies through place-based methodologies. Visit his website, or follow him on Twitter @poetrhetor.

Student Contributors

Content created by students at the University of Florida

  • Alysse Alejandro
  • Alina Alvarez
  • Sabrina Alvarez
  • Jason Anderson
  • Vi Araujo
  • Chrisford Belizaire
  • Julia Van de Bogart
  • Wesley Burrow
  • Frenki Bylyku
  • Greycyn Clark
  • Lorie Connor
  • Levi Cooper
  • Toria Creel
  • Meghan Davis
  • Luke DiTocco
  • Matthew Fowler
  • Mary Garavaglia
  • Amena Gaskin
  • M’Isha Hughes
  • Haley Kairab
  • Austin Klein
  • Karina Kuchta
  • Hector Laguna
  • Charles Le Grand
  • Krista Leon
  • Natalie Liptak
  • Marcello Rondon Llamas
  • Gabriel Logreira
  • Armin Lukic
  • Antonia Mogensen
  • Nathan Morales
  • Sean Morris
  • Trevor Mott
  • Katherine Nanney
  • Mackenzie O’Connell
  • Gabriel Perez
  • Nicolle Rosa
  • Alyssa Robinson
  • Ryelin Segars
  • Robyn Sutter
  • Lauren Thermes
  • Michael Thomas
  • Lauren Van Tassel
  • Yian Wu


EcoTour was made possible by funding provided through a Healthy Civic Campus & Community Grant from the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.

Special Thanks

  • Trace Innovation Initiative
  • Sidney I. Dobrin
  • Alachua Conservation Trust, Inc.
  • Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.
  • University of Florida