Interpretive Display Area
Green Bay Botanical Garden had one main goal in mind when designing the educational horticulture displays and exhibits: We wanted to create a space for our visitors to increase their environmental literacy through informal interpretive opportunities. Thanks to grants from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and Green Bay Community Foundation, as well as donations from the Estate of Roger Simurdiak, John Kress, and Brown County Beekeepers Association, the Garden has developed several vibrant, interactive displays for the Horticultural Resource Center. The displays focus on topics relevant to the Garden, such as bees, butterflies, birds, beneficial and pest insects, the right plant for the right place and winter plant adaptations.
Since the display space is located in such a public area and is right next to our children’s library, we wanted to be sure that families and younger visitors would feel comfortable using the space and would be able to learn about these topics in a more sensory fashion. Insect specimen samples, soil samples, a feather type mount, and winter twig identification samples were purchased for viewing. Butterfly lifecycle puzzles and games, a design an insect activity, bee keeper dress up clothes, a bird call identifier and microscopes with specimen slides were incorporated into the appropriate displays to encourage more active play in the space. Take home information and activities for both adults and children are also available at each display.
Next time you visit the Garden be sure to make a stop in the Horticultural Resource Center, located on our lower level, to explore and hopefully learn something new!
For More Information
For more information about the Interpretive Display Area, please contact our Children & Family Educator, Kelle Hartman at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or email@example.com