The Southern Blue Fin Tuna Project is something that I worked on for three months. The aim was to educate high school students on the impact humans have on our marine life. This project had a big focus on stewardship and education and is an expansion from the Portable Educational Box Project.
We worked in partnership with the Marine and Freshwater Discover Centre in Queenscliff, Victoria to help come up with ways to engage high school students in their centre. The marine creature that I had committed myself to was the Southern Blue Fin Tuna and the challenge was to engage an age group that often rebels against learning, to be interested and empathetic to a creature that many people do not find one bit interesting.
I did this through designing an interactive exhibition which I then physically built a to 1:20 scale model of. There are many elements in this model and an A3 proposal document was created to demonstrate all of this. This document illustrates things such as the learning outcomes of the exhibition, what interactive elements are where and what the audience will feel in certain areas, through to the artwork, style guides and floor plans.
This a project that I became very passionate about and is something that is hard to write about in a couple of paragraphs. If you want to hear more about the in’s and out’s of the exhibition and what each section does, don’t hesitate to send me a message.