Part of our mission is to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment, but that can sometimes be a tricky proposition within the four walls of our Museum. How can we deepen a visitor’s sense of place for the region within our exhibition spaces and through our online presence? We’ve been working on digital storytelling initiatives and are excited to share them with you.
In the Attic section of Coast to Cactus in Southern California, visitors can listen to stories from San Diegans about their memories of the region. Listen In! Personal Stories from the Coast to the Desert features the real-life experiences of ten southern Californians. Stories like theirs allow for deeply personal glimpses into the work that happens inside and out of the Museum, and allow staff and visitors alike a chance to share our passions for the natural world. This process helps give context to the work of the Museum beyond its four walls.
We’ve also completed several short films that are available on our YouTube channel and accessible through an app called Wifarer. This way-finding and content delivery app is available once you’re inside the Museum; it gives visitors access to multimedia that highlight stories of the people who comprise the engine of theNAT.
Stay tuned for more information on digital storytelling initiatives we’re working on through our online presence and in our galleries.
Posted by The Nat.
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