Flower Gradens Exhibit at Angleton Library

Reef on the Road in Angleton

About this time last year, the sanctuary premiered its new traveling exhibit, Reef on the Road. Following the premiere, the exhibit went to its first host site in the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. In late August of this year, the exhibit moved to its second host site at Angleton Library.

While library locations were not in our thoughts during the creation of this exhibit, we were intrigued by the request and decided to explore further. Angleton Library has a nice open display space surrounded by bookshelves and a comfortable reading area. It is a more intimate setting than, perhaps, a zoo or aquarium space, and it invites contemplation and learning.

Library patrons are excited to have the exhibit and started interacting with it before we even got it unpacked. Some regular patrons even act as interpreters during their library visits, talking about their scuba diving experiences on other reefs.

The library has also scheduled a series of programs to supplement the exhibit visit. In September they hosted a general sanctuary talk, in October the kids program will focus on Ocean Heroes, in November they will host a Name the Manta contest, and in December, author/photographer Jesse Cancelmo will talk about his experiences diving and photographing the sanctuary.

Reef on the Road will remain at Angleton Library until February 2016 before heading off on its next adventure.

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About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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