Due to its geographical location, Alabama is an attractive location for bird watchers to visit. The state is a haven for many resident birds found only in the Southeastern U.S., plus serves as a significant flyway for birds traveling from South and Central America all the way to the Arctic Circle. The Alabama Birding Trails project covers nearly 300 locations across the state that have been deemed premier birding sites by seasoned birders and naturalists. One of the cornerstones of the project is interpretive panels at locations statewide. To date, Pannier has manufactured nearly 30 outdoor exhibits with future plans for additional waysides.
Mass Audubon, which cares for nearly 40,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, is visited annually by more than half a million people. The organization places much emphasis on their mission of “Protecting the Nature of Massachusetts” and has partnered with Pannier for well over a decade to help provide an educational and enriching experience by way of durable, exterior signage.
Birmingham Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, is packed with history. The township, which only covers an area of about six square miles, is home to the largest and longest land battle of the American Revolutionary War; The Battle of Brandywine. Over the last six years, Pannier has had the honor to partner with the township to create historical markers for two major battlefields that play an important role in America’s history.
Adventure Aquarium, located minutes from Philadelphia in Camden, New Jersey, is home to more than 8,500 marine species including the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, sea turtles and the endangered African Penguin. In early 2018, the aquarium debuted Penguin Island, a new interactive area that gives guests a more engaging experience with the species through educational displays. Pannier was selected to manufacture the signage in a series of frameless exhibit bases including rail mounts, wall mounts and cut-to-shape Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels.
For nearly a decade, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) and Pannier have partnered together to better the recreational experience of Minnesotans and travelers alike by way of outdoor signage. Most recently, the Division of Forestry worked with Pannier to produce 14 boot scrusher stations with interpretive panels as part of the”PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks” campaign.
Surrounded by lush foliage and home to abundant wildlife, the Ponderosa Walking Park is a hidden gem just to the north of bustling Houston, Texas. With a goal to engage visitors and raise awareness for the park’s natural resources, the Ponderosa Forest Municipal Utility District and Interpretive Insights partnered with Pannier to develop durable educational and wayfinding exhibits.
As the winningest female coach in college basketball history, the late Pat Summitt has had many tributes pay homage to her remarkable career. But perhaps none are more touching than the tribute now located in her hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee. The Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza at Freedom Point was dedicated to the basketball great on June 15, 2018. As part of the Plaza’s development, Pannier manufactured Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels and low profile exhibit bases that chronicle the life and legacy of Coach Summitt.
Home to beautiful landscapes and stunning architecture, Oatlands Historic House & Gardens in Leesburg, Virginia was once a thriving plantation. Inherited by a descendant of one of Virginia’s first families in 1798, Oatlands is now one of the most prominent landmarks in the country and a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As part of an initiative to revamp the property’s interpretation, Pannier was selected to manufacture ten Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels paired with cantilevered exhibit bases.
When the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation set out to transform the 1897 Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad passenger station, they hoped to include an educational display of Beaver County. The idea, which was conceived in 2012, has been realized in the form of 22 Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels and upright exhibit bases manufactured by Pannier.
A project that started as an idea three years ago has now become a reality worth celebrating in Warren County, Iowa! The Priscilla Gaumer Butterfly and Pollinator Exhibit at the Annett Nature Center is now home to ten Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels fabricated by Pannier. The panels feature diverse learning tools intended to educate the public on insects, butterflies and pollinators.