Beth Kelley

  • What I do, where I work

  • I am a technical journalist and anthropologist finishing my MA at Western Washington University. My research focuses on play, environmental enrichment, and education and audience research.

  • Current position

    • visitor studies intern at Woodland Park Zoo

    • social media and content at Plexipixel

Earlier positions

  • volunteer at Skagit County Historical Museum

  • Teaching Assistant at Western Washington University

  • Editor, Publications at SPIE


  • More about me

  • I am very interested in informal and hands-on education, as well as play, environmental enrichment, and the inter-connectedness of art and science. I also take pictures, make stuffed animals, cook, and travel to a new place at least once a year, hopefully more.

Recent publications & presentations

  • "The Internet’s Contributions to the Discipline of Parkour."   Proceedings of the Northwest Anthropology Conference

    March 2007

  • "Go play outside: parkour as a physical discipline and how in encourages grown-ups to play."   The Association for the Study of Play 34th International Play Conference

    March 2008

  • "Roundtable presentation – “The Collaborative Digital Storytelling Project,” ."   Festival of Scholarship: Celebrating Collaborative Inquiry

    April 2008

  • "A Collaborative Look at How Traceurs View, Engage With, and Redefine Their Environment."   American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

    November 2008

  • "A Photographic Case Study of the Cultural Change of Land Use in Skagit County, Washington."   Northwest Anthropological Conference

    March 2009

  • "Crossing Paths: Visitor Studies at the Woodland Park Zoo Gorilla Exhibit."   Northwest Anthropological Conference

    March 2010

  • Heaven and Earth II

    Heaven and Earth II


    by Beth Kelley Published July 03 2010

    The Heaven and Earth II Exhibit is a outdoor sculpture exhibition being put on at Carkeek Park in Seattle, WA. It is sponsored by the COCA (Center on Contemporary Art), the Associated Recreational Council, and Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the...

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