Sound Waters 2015 features special exhibit celebrating 20 years
20 Years for Sound Waters
To help celebrate 20 years of Sound Waters, Exhibit Chairs Mary Hulbert and Nicole Luce went digging in the archives. The first thing they discovered was that we had missed a year! This 2015 Sound Waters would be our 21st. They teamed with Bonnie Gretz [BW 2013] and Debra Paros [BW 2014] to highlight each of the first 20 years of Sound Waters.
Kiosks added artistry and information for Sound Water Attendees
They created 5 kiosks, each covering 4 years. Bonnie painted the beautiful underwater bases, each topped by panels created by the team and depicting a single year of highlights pulled from the SW records ( keynote & speaker, class topics, copies from newspaper articles, SW brochures, and many fun graphics and photographs). High above each kiosk, a “flying”critter (orca, salmon, harbor seal, sea stars, pigeon guillemot) balanced on bamboo poles (thank you, Debra!).
Kiosks Live Beyond Sound Waters
The display got very good to excellent reviews in the Sound Waters survey:
Let’s keep displaying this – to the public, at BW events, during BW-25 celebrations!
Nicole took one kiosk to the Whidbey Gardening Workshop in Oak Harbor. Many viewers said they didn’t know about Sound Waters, making the attention-getting kiosk perfect for outreach. If anyone wants to arrange for using all or part of the SW-20 display, contact Nicole or Mary.
Highlighting Connections with Many Groups
Another new twist to Exhibits this year was to focus on groups that have a strong relationship with Beach Watchers. A bright placard (on driftwood base) on each table highlighted their connection to BWs – including numbers of BW volunteers and hours, projects involving BWs, history of attending Sound Waters.