Environmental Design for the Greater Vancouver Zoo
The Greater Vancouver Zoo does important conservation work with three local endangered species: The Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly, the Oregon Spotted Frog, and the Western Painted Turtle. The Conservation Corner is an area in the zoo where patrons can see the work at a distance, and read about it.
The solution was to create three large animal standees to put in the scientist-only area, as a bright visual to show visitors where the animals are, while not being overly obtrusive for zoo staff working with the animals.
Corresponding die-cut signs in a covered hut give information about the important work that is taking place, and draw the eye from the path.