View of new interpretive panel under the Treatment Room window.
Up close shot of interpretive panel under the
treatment room window highlighting
eastern US sea turtle rehabilitation facilities.
New loggerhead nesting panel with flexible
graph for long-term use.
By Nicki Thomas, GSTC Education Program Manager
Since their installation in June 2018, our newest exhibit pieces have been viewed by over 60,000 Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) visitors. Thanks to the Jekyll Island Foundation and donors, the GSTC was able to contract and design ten new information panels on the sea turtle hospital walkway and inside the learning center. With so many annual visitors and natural wear due to our humid, salty air, the hospital walkway was overdue for a facelift. The new signage in the hospital, designed and installed by Raymond Rawls, provides more flexibility in displaying current patient information. The signs were specially designed with our guests in mind featuring lower profiles for easier access to read while still enjoying views of our sea turtle patients. The outdoor panels are made with marine grade hardware and interchangeable inserts to stand the test of time.
Inside the learning center, the Treatment Room window and our nesting exhibit feature new information designed by the Jekyll Island Marketing team. In partnership the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the GSTC highlights some of the long-term sea turtle data related to nesting and in-ocean threats in Georgia. We also have a highlight on all the sea turtle rehabilitation facilities along the east coast.
The fresh new graphics add a cohesiveness to our timeless look. Thank you again!