Colorado Backyard, a new exhibition at the Butterfly Pavilion, opened to teach kids and adults about human impact on the environment and leveraged the MOST Programming team to help.
The client's goal was to engage and educate exhibit attendees by capturing their social impact and instilling a sense of environmental responsibility. The idea of an interactive kiosk was born, and execution began on a tight timeline and during one of the biggest blizzards in recent Denver memory.
MOST Programming developed a custom interactive exhibit allowing visitors to pledge everyday actions to protect the environment via a touch screen kiosk, which was delivered, tested and operationally deployed onsite and on time despite the short timeline and blizzard conditions. The kiosk provided a number of pledge options, including:
- Plant native flowers, grasses, and other plants, and protect my backyard from the harm of invasive plants and animals;
- Purchase food items produced locally and sustainably;
- Cut out wasteful water practices;
- Reduce my carbon footprint;
- Help clean up wetlands;
- Use environmentally safe gardening products;
- Stop using plastic bag, bottles, and straws.
The kiosk was demonstrated by Butterfly Pavilion exhibit director Ken Hoke and was then opened up to exhibit visitors to sign up for conservation and education programs.
“Always the educator, Ken Hoke, exhibits director at the Butterfly Pavilion, demonstrated a touch-screen display that lets visitors sign up for conservation and education programs (which the pavilion will then email you about).
Hoke said there are small but impactful actions we can take every day that “will ensure these hidden heroes are protected for the future.”
(The Denver Post: By John Wenzel, March 21, 2019)
The exhibit was an overwhelming success and effectively demonstrated how small actions can make a large impact. Visitors continue to enact their social and environmental pledges through the kiosk today.