Interpretive planning & scriptwriting experience

  • Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, Pa.

Provided interpretive planning as part of the PWD’s nationally recognized “Green City, Clean Waters” program of green stormwater infrastructure management. Developed narratives for construction sites about greening efforts above ground and green engineering below ground, in service of the city’s long-term sustainability plan. Integrated research from sites throughout northeast Philadelphia to develop content approaches for a system of signage. Partnered with Philadelphia design firm Cloud Gehshan Associates.

  • The Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pa.

Did interpretive planning and scriptwriting for the 150th anniversary exhibit of the nation’s first zoo. Worked closely with curators, scientists, internal design staff, and marketing to develop content to engage school-age audiences with compelling stories about the Zoo and its role in science and history. Wrote a series of 10 panels, as well as interpretation for the architecturally significant historic house, the Solitude. Partnered with designers at the studio of MERJE.

  • Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.

Edited dozens of labels and panels for the Aviation exhibit, on the history and science of flight, and for the Space Command exhibit, on the science of space travel.

  • The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, N.J.

Planned, researched, and wrote scripts for two exhibits—Secrets of the Salt Marsh and Terrapin Station—devoted to marsh ecology, biology, and environmental stewardship.

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, Pa.

Wrote and edited labels for the Discovery Center exhibit on local ecology and biology.

  • Forks of the Delaware River Visitor Center, Easton, Pa.

Performed research and writing for the River Views exhibit on the natural and social history of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers and area canals. Partnered with Gecko Group.