Interactive sustainability at National Maritime

Posted on October 24, 2007

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Down the hill from the clocks at Greenwich is the National Maritime Museum. Underneath the ship driving simulator (you must try it) and the “all hands” interactive gallery is a small but effective gallery devoted to sustainability – primarily of the sea.

Amongst the usual messages (pollution, energy, fish stocks) a few things worth noting:

A nice wall called “your say” with inspiring quotes and a computer. I really like the idea of getting people to think about what they’ve learnt and reinforcing that by giving them the opportunity to get it down on paper. Some places have a message board, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one actually used- this computer-based version was no different.

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A nice environmental management simulation challenges the visitor to manage an oil-spill. It is nicely thought out, only undermined by the amount of text – I watched a group of children have a quick look and move on.

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A clever way of getting us to take note of the website with a hand stamping device.

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