The 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show has come to a close for 2016. If you had visited this years event, we hope you had a few minutes to experience the PA WoodMobile.
The PA WoodMobile is a 34-foot traveling exhibit that educates younger Pennsylvania residents and students about the richness of PA’s forests and the economic impact of the PA’s hardwood industry. Originally introduced in 2002 and having taught more than 145,000 students about wood and forestry, this newly constructed WoodMobile features exhibits, information and interactives detailing the abundance of resources from our forests, sustainability of the industry as well as the dangers to our forests from insects, plants, humans and even Mother Nature.
The process of building began with multiple brainstorming sessions, which were captured by an evolving floor plan created by Todd Nicholas. When we at Purpose1 initially learned of the opportunity to be the driving design force behind this mobile exhibit, there were many ideas, opinions and objectives that had to be considered before building out the trailer. Every object placed in this small space was positioned to feel as though you are taking “an educational walk through Penn’s Woods.”
The interpretive graphics throughout the space were designed by Julia Reddy and can be found on the Deptartment of Agriculture’s WoodMobile page.
The WoodMobile was made possible thanks to an educational initiative brought about by the Pennsylvania Hardwood Development Council (part of the Department of Agriculture), along with generous donations from Deer Park Lumber, the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association and many others who saw the value of the Hardwoods Industry in PA and its influence around the globe. As Dr. Bender often states, “Wood is part of the answer to the environment’s problems.”
Have a mobile exhibit concept for which you are seeking a partner to get your message on the road? Contact us to get started and see the finished WoodMobile exhibit by visiting https://www.purpose1.com/woodmobile/