AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT
OF NATURAL TERRITORIES
AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT
OF NATURAL TERRITORIES
BAIKAL NATURE RESERVE
THE PROJECT WAS MADE BY:

Project director:
Victor Yemelyanov

Design director:
Yulia Salamekh

Content director:
Evgeniya Belyonova

Designers:
Vera Godunova
Valentina Volkova

Editors:
Andrei Akinshin
Daura Nuvazova

We would like to
express our gratitude
to Natalia Ivanovna
Troitskaya for her
invaluable assistance
during this project.

Visitor center «Birds and people»

Task:

To develop a design project for the exhibition near the ringing station of birds. To tell about evolutionary adaptations, ecology and behavior of birds in an interesting and accessible for children form.

Solution:

An exciting exhibition, based on sometimes serious, sometimes humorous comparison of birds and people. All the topics of the exhibition are presented by interpretation methods, in visual comparisons and interactions.

IS IT EASY TO BE A BIRD?

This is the central question of the exposition, which is gradually revealed through other questions: “Is it easy to fly?” – about evolutionary adaptations of birds, “Is it easy to find your place in life?” – about adaptations and birds “professions” , “Is it easy to start a family?” – about mating behavior and reproduction, etc. Of course, one of the main questions is – is it easy for birds to live without the reserve? At this board, we told about the role of the Baikal Nature Reserve in the protection of many species of birds and their habitats.

How to become a bird? Lose some weight till you weigh about 6 kg, grow 10 meter long arms and suffer some more inconveniences.

The space of the visitor center is used for lectures and workshops, and the poufs on the floor imitate bird nests

This small exhibition is filled with mechanical interactive items illustrating the features of birds. We compare bird adaptations with human jobs and devices (fisherman, surfer, binocular visions, torpedo bodies, pincer claws, etc.). We offer visitors to form a bird family, choose a dwelling for it and do the puzzles with different types of bird flocks.