A cutting-edge exhibition for a cutting-edge eco-centre
Timeline: 1 year
Client: Tullis Russell Environmental Education
Aim: To produce a semi-permanent exhibition spanning four topics. Exhibition to be completely bespoke and include activities, lessons, graphics and worksheets. FifeX to produce exhibition content in consultation with client and education specialists and to design, develop and deliver the whole exhibition from beginning to end.
What we did: TREE is a cutting-edge environmental education centre built on the site of an old social club within the grounds of the Tullis Russell Paper Mill.The building has been built in the most up-to-date building methods to be as envornmentally friendly as possible. As part of the project, TREE needed a cutting edge portable exhibition and FifeX worked throughout 2013 to design, build and deliver this.Working around four main themes: Climate, Biodiversity, Energy and Resources, the design team which included Stuco and The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn as well as FifeX's own team, produced the displays and a small introduction unit.The units are designed to look like flowing paper and everything on them is curved in white - making them was fun. The glossy paper look contrasts with the oak boards and the bright CMYK colour scheme to create an exciting appearance.Each of the units is completely bespoke with interactive content, games, challenges, graphics and illustrations all with finely-tuned themes and text. The activities include exciting games such as RUBBISH, where people have to recycle enough items to make something new and LUNCH, where people can compare what is in their lunch box, through to the CARBON COUNTER, which gives users a small receipt-style print out of the carbon footprint. Games like YOUR PLANET YOU DECIDE require more thinking time and are great group activities.To compliment the materials here, The Ecology Centre have produced introductory information for teachers, workshop programmes, worksheets and activities to go alongside the units and follow-up activities for the classroom to make sure that the whole experience has more of a lasting impact!Some of the individual exhibits are detailed separately - the photos below show various angles of the exhibition.
External Link to Project Website: http://www.thetreecentre.org/
External Link to Client's Website: http://www.thetreecentre.org/