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The Scripps Coastal Reserve Interpretive Sign Project Proposal: Birch Aquarium's Beach Classroom at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Author(s): Chen, Benjamin
  • et al.

The project developed a proposal to create and interpretive sign at Scripps Coastal Reserve. There were 5 objectives: The first is to create a window into Scripps through interpretative signs. The signs will serve to complement the experience of visitors on the beach and in the marine reserve. The second objective is to examine the literature regarding the efficacy and use of signs as both a management and educational tool. The third objective is to recommend and propose the design of four alternative signs based on the literature review in order to achieve the first objective of provoking a sense of place. The fourth objective is to research the appropriate materials for signs that can withstand the physical environment as well as acts of vandalism. The final objective is to complement the mission of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and its continuing endeavor to extend its reach beyond the tanks.

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