The Connecticut River Watershed
USFWS “WOW Express”
Design of interactive natural history exhibits for traveling visitor center
Cambridge Seven Associates was commissioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to design a traveling exhibit for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The "Watershed on Wheels" (WOW Express) features swirling nature murals on the side and a watershed map on the back and consists of two trailers, a 28-foot "immersion experience" trailer and a 16-foot trailer containing eight portable exhibits. Visitors enter the immersion trailer and experience a wetland area at dusk, a vernal pool, a forest at night and finally suburbia at dawn. Seven kiosks set up outside the trailer introduce visitors to the National Wildlife Refuge System and Silvio O. Conte's dream to make the Connecticut River "clean, swimmable and fishable" while an interactive model of the Connecticut River Valley illustrates the flow of water through the watershed.
USFWS Refuge Update
In “A Moving Marketing Message” for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Refuge Update, Bill O’Brian takes a look at the “Watershed on Wheels,” a traveling visitor center for the Silvio O. Conte Wildlife Refuge with exhibits designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. “Watershed …