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CONTACT: Marilyn Wyzga: (603) 271-3211
Judy Silverberg: (603) 271-3211
October 11, 2001
Discover Fish and Game's New Discovery Room
CONCORD, N.H. - After many months of planning and preparations, the Discovery Room at Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord will open November 7, 2001, with a cool, natural new look. The space has been completely overhauled into a window on New Hampshire's great outdoors, complete with a life-sized moose cow and her calf.
The new room shows an array of New Hampshire landscapes that are so realistic that children and adults alike will forget that they're getting an education. These landscapes include a pond, stream, beaver pond, meadow, woodland, vernal pool, boreal (spruce/fir) forest, and even a typical back yard.
"Being in the exhibit is like being in the natural landscape," said Marilyn Wyzga, the Department's exhibit and curriculum designer. "More things emerge the longer you look."
"It will take more than one visit for people to discover all the hidden surprises," Wyzga said.
Among those who helped create the Discovery Room are Wyzga, Judy Silverberg, artist Victor Young (produced interpretive panels), Portsmouth artist Gordon Carlisle (painted the astounding wall-sized murals), Peter Brady of Andover, Mass. (built and installed river habitats in the fish tanks), Leon Verville of Loudon (did the extraordinary taxidermy), and ITP Exhibit and Display from Philadelphia, Pa. (created the habitats). The Department's Access and Engineering Division also provided carpentry, painting, wiring and other essentials.
So, come to Fish and Game's Concord headquarters at 2 Hazen Drive and check it out! The Discovery Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Groups should call first to make arrangements; 603-271-3211.
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