National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Old Woman Creek

Screenshot of the Old Woman Creek reactive estuary kiosk showing a model of the estuary with buttons to positively or negatively affect health of the watershed.

Part of NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System, in Huron, Ohio, this decision-making interactive aims to help visitors understand how the choices they make in their daily lives impact watershed health.

As visitors make their choices, they are able to gauge the health of the watershed through evocative animations and illustration style. Visitors can also access video testimonials from local community change makers. The videos describe how the actions of these change makers have contributed positively to the remediation of environmental pollution.

The environmental consequences of everyday choices, in full-color illustration.

Photo of the Reactive Estuary kiosk in-situ.
Screenshot of the Old Woman Creek reactive estuary kiosk showing a change in-progress.
Screenshot of the Old Woman Creek reactive estuary showing poor watershed health.
Screenshot of the Old Woman Creek community voices screen where visitor hear people from the community talk about how the watershed health affects their lives.
Screenshot of Old Woman Creek reactive estuary newsletter signup screen where visitors can enter their email address to get email updates from Old Woman Creek.

Location

  • Huron, OH

Year

  • 2011

Partners

  • Kelli Anderson
    • Illustration
  • Riggs Ward
    • Exhibit Design