Writing & Communication


Our main talent is writing and communication for public and education audiences. We can help you develop clear messages to inform and engage visitors and learners. We have a broad range of experiences writing for aquariums, zoos, science museums, nature centers and various government agencies.
Let us help you with:

  • Exhibit development: content research, main messages, tone/style guides and
  • Exhibit label and media writing
  • Supplemental curriculum development, writing and design
  • Website and social media outreach.


Recent Projects

Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid: Researched and wrote exhibit label and media text for public aquarium remodel. Opened in 2017. Developed and wrote for Education the Ocean Scientists & Ocean Champions Educator’s Guide and several treasure hunts (working with Artefact Design).

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo: Researched and wrote exhibit labels for public aquarium remodel. Opened in 2016.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Researched interpretive content for Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes, a special exhibition. Opened in 2014.

Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR: Wrote/edited exhibit labels for Condors of the Columbia (opened in 2013) and Elephant Lands (opened in 2015). Elephant Lands received Top Honors for Exhibits in 2017 from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Past Projects

Apalachicola Environmental Education and Training Center, Eastpoint, FLWrote exhibit labels for a new natural/cultural history education center. Opened in 2011.

Audubon TexasTrinity River Audubon Center, Dallas, TX: Developed and wrote a 4th-grade curriculum supplement, Soundscape Science; wrote exhibit labels for the new Trinity River education center. Opened in 2008.

BBH, Inc., San Antonio, TX: Developed & wrote exhibit text, media and teachers’ guides for museum traveling exhibits: The Robot ZooMicrobes, Theme Park, Extreme Deep, Backyard Discoveries, and Brain: The World Inside Your Head.

Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Zoological Society: Wrote exhibit labels for Habitat Africa! — awarded AZA Significant Achievement Award for Exhibits in 1994 — and for Indian Lake trailside exhibits in 1995.

California Academy of Sciences/Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, CA:  Wrote exhibit label text for the new facility’s animal exhibits. Opened in 2008.

Cleveland Botanical Garden: Developed and wrote exhibit labels for a habitat-based conservatory. Opened in 2003.

Denver Zoo: Researched and developed the interpretive plan and wrote exhibit labels for Tropical Discovery (opened 1993) and for Primate Panorama (opened 1996).

Flint RiverQuarium, Albany, GA: Wrote exhibit label text for a new nature center on southwest Georgia habitats. Opened in 2004.

The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL: Wrote exhibit labels for a new facility; trained interpretive writing staff; advised on volunteer and education program development. Opened in 1995.

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Wrote exhibit labels for a new nature center. Opened in 2007.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Researched interpretive content for The Secrets Lives of Seahorses. Opened in 2009.

National Aquarium Baltimore: Researched interpretive content for new aquatic treasures exhibits.

Puente Creek Nature Education Center, La Puente, CA: Planned and wrote bilingual interpretive labels (with Artefact Design) for a community nature park—received an Award of Excellence from California Parks & Recreation Society; developed and wrote curriculum for K-6 school field trips to the Center. Opened in 2013.

Ripley’s Aquariums, Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, TN: Wrote exhibit labels and a visitor guidebook for a new facility. Opened in 2000.

San Carlos Park David Packard Memorial, City of Monterey, CA: Developed park design (with Leslie Stone Associates) and wrote interpretive signs. Installed in 1997.

San Dieguito River Park, Del Mar, CA: Developed an interpretive plan (with Artefact Design) and wrote labels for a community nature trail. Opened in 2004. Developed an interpretive plan (with Artefact Design) for the estuary segment the nature trail in 2015.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Encinitas, CA: Developed and wrote teacher’s guides for educational field trips; wrote interpretive trail guides and labels (working with Artefact Design) from 2006 – 2016.