FROM GRASSLAND TO GLACIER: Planning for an Interactive Exhibit on Biodiversity

May 1st, 1999 - August 31st, 2000 | PROJECT

The University Museum of the University of Colorado at Boulder will plan a 3,000 square foot exhibit, "From Grassland to Glacier: Planning for an Interactive Exhibit on Biodiversity," to replace the antiquated Biology Hall in the Museum which is located on the Boulder campus. The goals of the project are two-fold: 1) to plan an innovative interactive exhibit presenting current research and pressing environmental issues to a diverse audience, and 2) to serve as a model for other university museums in bringing together researchers, exhibit specialists, undergraduate and graduate students, K-12 teachers, and visitors to plan an exhibit. The planning phase will involve researching other exhibit projects on biodiversity that have successfully communicated with underserved audiences; traveling to other science museums to learn about exhibits on biodiversity; bringing a specialist to Boulder to meet with the exhibit team; assessing the baseline knowledge of the core concepts; meeting with prospective visitors, university scientists, and representatives from collaborative organizations; and drafting a conceptual plan for the exhibit.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Barbara Kelly, Principal Investigator, University of Colorado at Boulder


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9814263
Funding Amount: 50000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Life science | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits