Thursday, July 11, 2013

AZGS wins Governor's Tourism Award for Arizona Experience website

AZGS received the Arizona Preservation Award tonight at the 2013 Governor’s Tourism Award Gala, for the Arizona Experience website.   The award is presented to "the individual, organization, or community that has made the most significant contribution toward the preservation of some aspect of the natural, cultural, or aesthetic legacy of Arizona."

The site was built for the Arizona Centennial last year and we just finished rolling out the last of 12 major themes.

Thousands of multimedia assets—including current and historic photographs, audio and video samples, extensive mapping functions and interactive timelines—are provided for users of all ages. Materials from archives, museums, and special collections appear in interactive features designed especially for the site.  Interactive maps, custom built or featured courtesy of state agencies such as Arizona Game and Fish, allow hands-on exploration to a spectrum of subjects. Timelines, games, audio and video files, and location-based tours provide a fun, fresh way to discover and experience Arizona virtually.

For example, you can visit Arizona’s iconic landscapes, listen to the oral histories of descendants of early explorers, settlers, and miners, or discover how our leading innovations in biotechnology, alternative energy, and high-tech products are creating a promising tomorrow.

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