ESE 528: Exhibit Design & Environ Interpretation

2010-11-16 -

Instructor Added.


73810 (for web registration)




Amy Perron






Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/20 - 5/5 (8:00AM-10:59AM)


Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: EE – EE Methods Req Alt; CB, Cert, EAO, IND & RMC – Elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010: Methods or elective
Restricted to ES Environmental Education students from December 7 – 14. Open to all ES students on December 15; others with written permission of EE program director provided to the Registrar’s office via Antioch email.

Interpreters and exhibit developers are a blend of teacher and artist, while making the natural and cultural world relevant to all. Stimulated by our readings, discussions, exercises and visits to existing interpretive programs, each student will craft an interpretive plan and a prototype in a medium that inspires.

Museums, zoos and nature centers have not been immune to pressure to raise environmental literacy. Many zoos/museums are pushing the boundaries of the traditional diorama or static exhibit to tackle contemporary social and environmental concerns through interactive and experiential interpretation. The new generation of environmental interpretation and exhibit design tends to contain more political, economic, social and public policy-oriented thought than ever before. Just how far to push this envelope educationally and still ‘entertain’ the audience of leisure seekers is a continual concern for these institutions.