Georges Bank: Designing a special exhibit for the New England Aquarium. (poster SI meeting in Durham, NH)

Ari W. Epstein

During the summer of 1997, the New England Aquarium will present a special exhibit about Georges Bank. This exhibit represents the first of a new kind of exhibit that the Aquarium is developing: I) It will be highly interactive---there will be relatively few tanks of live animals and a large number of hands--on activities. II) It will have an interdisciplinary focus--the exhibit will show the physical environment in which the animals live, describe the interconnections among physics, geology and biology, and cover in detail the cultural, economic and political aspects of the Georges Bank fishery. III) It will be designed to provide a deeper, more detailed kind of learning experience than is currently available at the Aquarium.