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MCAD Stream Health Exhibition Plan 2011
 

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Presentation given at MCAD to Three Rivers Parks by a student team in the Science Bacc. Program in December of 2011. This is an exhibition plan on the subject of past, present, and sustainable future ...

Presentation given at MCAD to Three Rivers Parks by a student team in the Science Bacc. Program in December of 2011. This is an exhibition plan on the subject of past, present, and sustainable future for stream health of Elm Creek Watershed.

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    MCAD Stream Health Exhibition Plan 2011 MCAD Stream Health Exhibition Plan 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • MCAD Stream Health Exhibit Design
    • The Project
    • The Team Emily Keenan: Account Planer, Writer, 2D Designer, Content Manager Alison Welwood: Researcher, 2D Designer, Information Architect Hayley Fisher: Researcher, Usability Lead Josh Ritenour: 3D Designer
    • Project Description Team Cyan will create an exhibit that is both entertaining and informative to: 1.) demonstrate the ways stream health affects the greater community. 2.) increase public awareness of the topic.
    • Goals and Objectives • By October 27th, Team Cyan will have produced a prototype exhibit for display at a large employee event. • Team Cyan will measure the effectiveness of their exhibit by conducting an exit survey. On this survey, 70% of exhibit viewers will be able to correctly answer five questions about stream health. • By December 17th, Three Rivers will have a portable exhibit that displays what they have learned about stream health.
    • Mandatory Inclusions Portable, able to fit in the back of a van Interactive Engages both adults and children Connects to the different cultures around the stream Considers metaphors concerning stream health
    • Character Attributes Catchy Fun Multicultural Alive Inspiring Empathetic Interactive Engaging
    • Single-Minded Proposition Engage and educate to spur an empathy for nature.
    • Audience Minnesotan middle school students and younger and their parents.
    • Peter and Anna
    • Research
    • Peer Analysis Name Mission Statement Year Number of Bills/Profit Services offered Ma Founded Employees for last year Three Rivers To promote environmental stewardship through recreation 1957 350 $17M/Debt Golf, fishing, hiking, swimming, Skiing, Fami and education in a natural resources based park system $83 M Bird banding, picnic, educational, events facilities East Bay We will acquire, develop, manage, and maintain a high 1934 632 $197 M Swimming, fishing, camping, equestrian Fami quality, diverse system of interconnected parklands which camps, backpacking camps, golf, picnic, teens balances public usage and education programs with interpretive/education centers, play areas, protection and preservation of our natural and cultural wedding, meeting, banquet areas. resources. Discovery To provide an open space of quiet and tranquility away from 1970 unavailable unavailable Hiking, beach, lighthouse visit Fami Park the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, as enthu well as an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world. rofit Services offered Name Main Audience Mission Statement Major Events Strengths Year Opportunites of Number Bills/Profit Threats Communicationoffered Services # of Total Acres Main Audieast Founded Employees for last Channels used Parks r yearDebt Golf, fishing, hiking, swimming, Skiing, Three Rivers To promote environmental stewardship through recreation Families Outdoor adventure well organized Make 1957 facilities to $17M/Debt Golf, fishing, hiking, swimming, 10 use of 350 Stream Web Skiing, 27,000 Families Bird banding, picnic, educational, events and education in a natural resources based park system classes improve educational $83 M health Bird banding, picnic, educational, events facilities component facilities Swimming, fishing, camping,East Bay equestrian We will acquire, develop, manage, and maintain a high Families, children, Trails Challenge Volunteer Program Program development, with Plant and Swimming, fishing, camping, equestrian 108,000 1934 632 $197 M Web, Facebook 65 Families, chil camps, backpacking camps, golf, picnic, quality, diverse system of interconnected parklands which teens Program the shear amount of size/ animal pests camps, backpacking camps, golf, picnic, teens interpretive/education centers, play areas, balances public usage and education programs with staff/funding there is a lot of (fire pest interpretive/education centers, play areas, wedding, meeting, banquet areas. protection and preservation of our natural and cultural potential here control) wedding, meeting, banquet areas. resources.able Hiking, beach, lighthouse visit Discovery To provideoutdoor space of quiet and tranquility away from Attracts many wild animalsunavailable Hiking, beach,from Families, an open Beaches, hiking United Indians of All 1970 unavailable Military Part Web Link lighthouse visit 1 Families, outd 534 Park the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary forDaybreak enthusiasts Tribes wildlife, as ownership Seattle Parks Page enthusiasts well as an outdoor classroom for people to learn aboutCenter Star Cultural the natural world.
    • Peer Analysis
    • Peer Analysis
    • Demographics 85% of parkgoers are Caucasian Majority of parkgoers are there for swimming, biking, picnicking, and visiting the play area 75% have lived in the Twin Cities for 10+ years Over half of park visitors are families with children
    • Design
    • Initial Panels
    • Initial Panels
    • Initial Panels
    • Model Prototype
    • Usability
    • Test Subjects 24 female 34 male 20 male 19 male 21 female 21 male 21 female 21 female
    • Results Viewers understood that the green area was Elm Creek, but did not know what Elm Creek was. Viewers understood what the numbers are for and how they relate to model. They wanted to have more on the model that relates to the poster. Viewers thought a character would be unnecessary. Viewers thought the design was missing hierarchy. The main take away from the exhibit was the map.
    • The Solution
    • 1 WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!The entire Elm Creek watershedcontributes to Elm Creek’s health. Why does thisWhat happens in the watershedends up in the water! matter?From driveway car washing to the From careless lawnfalling leaves of autumn, the treatments to heavy salt use,activities on the land around Elm everything done in this ElmCreek have a direct connection to Creek neighborhoodthe health of creeks and lakes. watershed directly affects theEvery bag of fertilizer and every health of Elm Creek andlawn mowed may impact Elm its water quality.Creek and its creatures.
    • 2 BIG IMPACTImagine upstream Elm Creek a leaf drops froma tree and floats to the ground. A gust of windblows it straight into the storm drain. It rushesdown underground pipes until finally beingreleased into Elm Creek. The leaf decomposes,releasing its nutrients into the water, causingmicrobes to grow. This changes the chemicalcomposition and harms other organisms.Imagine this leaf multiplied hundreds ofthousands of times.How much would the water in Elm Creek be changed? Upstream a pet owner walks their dog. Each day, the dog goes to the bathroom in a similar place. Some mornings, its owner forgets to bring bags to pick up after it. During the next storm, the dog’s droppings are washed into the storm drain and travel underground before reaching Elm Creek. Nutrients and harmful bacteria found in the droppings dissolve into the water and start to change the environment. Imagine this dog multiplied hundreds of times.How much would the water in Elm Creek be changed? What is soil erosion? Soil particles from the bank and upland are washed into the creek; these can suffocate the small organisms that call the creek home.
    • 3 LIFE IN THE STREAMElm Creek is home to a multitude of macroinvertebrates! These are tinyorganisms that are vital to the health of the stream. When thechemical make-up of their environment changes, it becomes hard forthese tiny organisms to survive. When these tiny creatures start todisappear, the stream may be in trouble.These invertebrates are healthy for the water and vital to the speciesthat live around the area. From the leopard frog who eats matureblack flies and worms, to the racoons who eat the frogs, all organismsaround Elm Creek are connected. caddisfly larvae stonefly larvae mayfly larvaeThese organisms can somewhat survive in polluted streams. Theirpopulation can sustain itself in an impaired stream. scud crayfish dragonflyThese creatures thrive in polluted waters. When their numbers startgrowing, it is an indicator of poor stream health. leech segmented worm black fly larvae Why does the water level change? Elm Creek can look like rushing water or a series of puddles. The water level fluctuates due to excessive run-off from impervious surfaces like driveways, parking lots, and streets.
    • 4 HOW YOU CAN HELP There are many small things that people can do to promote healthy streams. Mind your fertilizer. Follow the directions on fertilizer packaging to cut back on phosphorus run-off into the stream. Let your lawn grow. Increase the time between lawn treatments, and compost or clean up grass drippings on paved surfaces. Prevent grass, leaves, chemicals and salt from going down the drain. It all ends up in the stream! Use driveway permeable pavers. These prevent excess rain run-off from going into the stream. Create a rain garden. They look nice and prevent gutter run-off onto your driveway.What about farms?Proper manure disposal and pesticidemanagement can ensure that agriculturalwaste does not end up in the stream.
    • 5 FIND YOUR HOUSE! If you live in the Elm Creek Watershed place a green dot on your home. If you live outside of the watershed place a red dot on your home. IMPAIRED LAKES How do your actions affect the watershed? Can you detect the nearest lake or stream to your house? Find it on the map below and check to see if it is impaired or healthy. Then review the panels to see what you can do to make a positive impact on your watershed.
    • 1 2 3 WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD! BIG IMPACT Imagine upstream Elm Creek a leaf drops from a tree and floats to the ground. A gust of wind blows it straight into the storm drain. It rushes LIFE IN THE STREAM Elm Creek is home to a multitude of macroinvertebrates! These are tiny organisms that are vital to the health of the stream. When the 4 HOW YOU CAN HELP There are many small things that people can do to promote healthy streams. chemical make-up of their environment changes, it becomes hard for down underground pipes until finally being these tiny organisms to survive. When these tiny creatures start to released into Elm Creek. The leaf decomposes, Mind your fertilizer. disappear, the stream may be in trouble. releasing its nutrients into the water, causing Follow the directions on fertilizer packaging microbes to grow. This changes the chemical These invertebrates are healthy for the water and vital to the species to cut back on phosphorus run-off into the composition and harms other organisms. that live around the area. From the leopard frog who eats mature stream. Imagine this leaf multiplied hundreds of black flies and worms, to the racoons who eat the frogs, all organisms thousands of times. around Elm Creek are connected. Let your lawn grow. Increase the time between lawn treatments, How much would the water in Elm Creek be changed? and compost or clean up grass drippings on paved surfaces. Upstream a pet owner walks their dog. caddisfly larvae stonefly larvae mayfly larvae Each day, the dog goes to the These organisms can somewhat survive in polluted streams. Their Prevent grass, leaves, chemicals and salt bathroom in a similar place. Some population can sustain itself in an impaired stream. from going down the drain. mornings, its owner forgets to bring It all ends up in the stream! bags to pick up after it. During the next storm, the dog’s droppings are washed Use driveway permeable pavers. into the storm drain and travel These prevent excess rain run-off from underground before reaching Elm scud crayfish dragonfly going into the stream. Creek. Nutrients and harmful bacteria These creatures thrive in polluted waters. When their numbers start found in the droppings dissolve into growing, it is an indicator of poor stream health. Create a rain garden.The entire Elm Creek watershed the water and start to change the They look nice and prevent gutter run-offcontributes to Elm Creek’s health. Why does this environment. Imagine this dog onto your driveway.What happens in the watershed multiplied hundreds of times.ends up in the water! matter? leech segmented worm black fly larvae How much would the water in Elm Creek be changed?From driveway car washing to the From careless lawn treatments to heavy salt use,falling leaves of autumn, the Why does the water level change? What about farms?activities on the land around Elm everything done in this Elm What is soil erosion?Creek have a direct connection to Creek neighborhood Elm Creek can look like rushing water or a series of puddles. The Proper manure disposal and pesticidethe health of creeks and lakes. watershed directly affects the Soil particles from the bank and upland are washed into the creek; water level fluctuates due to excessive run-off from impervious management can ensure that agriculturalEvery bag of fertilizer and every health of Elm Creek and these can suffocate the small organisms that call the creek home. surfaces like driveways, parking lots, and streets. waste does not end up in the stream.lawn mowed may impact Elm its water quality.Creek and its creatures. 5 FIND YOUR HOUSE! If you live in the Elm Creek Watershed place a green dot on your home. If you live outside of the watershed place a red dot on your home. IMPAIRED LAKES How do your actions affect the watershed? Can you detect the nearest lake or stream to your house? Find it on the map below and check to see if it is impaired or healthy. Then review the panels to see what you can do to make a positive impact on your watershed.
    • Model
    • Exhibit Mock-Up
    • Usability Wrap-Up
    • Thank you We welcome yourcomments and feedback