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Topographic Model Exhibit

Friends of Gualala River is proposing to build a powerful interactive educational exhibit for the public to learn more about the river, its history, and the complex ecosystem that makes its home in the watershed.

Friends of Gualala River (FoGR) is hoping that one or more of our supporters would like to fund a truly worthy project.

FoGR is proposing to build a powerful interactive educational exhibit for the public to learn more about the river, its history, and the complex ecosystem that makes its home in the watershed. Chris Poehlmann, a FoGR member, designs and builds interactive exhibits for museums, zoos and aquariums, and has designed this exhibit specifically for our use. His work can be seen at www.chrispoehlmanndesign.com

The Topographical Model Exhibit will reside in the Gualala Point Regional Park visitors center and will be the gateway for visitors to learn about our river’s 300 square mile watershed. An overhead video projector will display programs with still and moving images on a white 3-dimensional topographic model of the entire watershed, 4 foot by 6 foot in size.

All types of scientific data, historical stories, and interpretive programs can be projected on this model to educate on countless topics. Visiting tourists, local residents, school groups, and special group programs will benefit by engaging with the versatile offerings of this professional museum grade exhibit.

Please watch this video about the proposed exhibit:

Please donate generously to support this visually exciting educational project that will creatively educate its users for years to come. Its mission is to teach the science of the watershed and of the incredible complex living community that needs to be protected by caring human stewards.

Please contribute specifically for this project or contact FoGR at info@gualalariver.org and arrange to generously underwrite the exhibit and have your gift be acknowledged on the funder’s plaque.

Topographic Model - design
Topographic Model – design

 

A small 8.5” x 11” mockup of the model for demonstration purposes
A small 8.5” x 11” mockup of the model for demonstration purposes.

 

A Projected image onto the model
A Projected image onto the model

 

Topographical model exhibit in Yellowstone Park
Topographical model exhibit in Yellowstone Park