Interpretive and Way-Finding Project Vision
The Society is working toward its next big project celebrating, the Sanctuary’s 45th anniversary in 2020.
The Interpretive and Way-Finding Signage Project suggests a ‘Slow Tech’ approach to exhibits and most interactive elements.
The sign system will consist of wayfinding, interpretation and regulatory categories. Adherence to the Society's brand guidelines will ensure a consistent “Sanctuary style” across different signage types. Interpretive signs will be interactive and engaging for different age groups.
How everything fits together: Core themes will be broken down into elements which are presented through messaging and activities. All components must work together to achieve learning goals and outcomes.
While there is a place for creative use of electronic media, the Society will focus on giving visitors something on site that they cannot create on their computers. Interacting with actual objects—whether real artifacts or reproductions—creates a more unique experience that rewards the visitor for leaving their house.
Electronic media will play a supporting role and consist of cost effective and easily maintained electronic components such as audio and iPads to supplement exhibits and meet the needs of visitors with special needs. We will also suggest ways to integrate media such as web sites and social media for pre-trip planning and post-trip enrichment.
Please consider a donation to help the Society finds its way to this important project; be part of the Way-Finding and Interpretive Campaign. Your gift today can provide new signage for the Sanctuary to nurture nature for future generations to come.