On all of our aquarium projects (like the Georgia Aquarium and St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station) one of the largest, and most critical components, is the animal Life Support System (LSS). Comprised of massive filters, pumps, storage basins and a host of sophisticated equipment, the primary function of the LSS is maintaining the… Continue reading.
PGAV kicked off the new year by asking top attraction managers what trends they were watching in 2018. A multitude of great opportunities are evolving to enhance the guest experience and visitor engagement with emerging technologies; read on to discover how today’s industry leaders plan to harness that potential! The Georgia Aquarium “Utilizing… Continue reading.
Vice President Emily Howard and Exhibit Designer Doug Nickrent join STL Live’s Sarah Bernard to talk about upcoming trends in museum and aquarium design, as well as the under-construction St. Louis Aquarium in this two-part interview!
Over the course of one week in March of 2017, I experienced the re-birth of an institution, the start of a new life together, and celebrated a beautiful life well lived. All of the events of that week had a profound effect on me, and all of them taught me a little something about… Continue reading.
In December, I trekked the Indian Himalayas for two weeks in search of snow leopards with Spanish couple I didn’t know, a tour guide, and five local trackers. It was as cold as you can imagine – reaching temperatures of -35° F at night. We slept in tents on frozen ground, and in homestays… Continue reading.
“Animals don’t have a voice; they can’t speak for themselves. So I view our work in zoos and aquariums as a mission: the more I can get the average visitor to connect with an animal in human care, the better off the environment is going to be in the long term, and the… Continue reading.