U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services



This nature exhibit needed to convey to children the importance of insects and bacteria in our ecosystem.

illustration work

Based on the twelve sentences that were provided by the copywriter, Sara Delaney created a series of playful and humorous cartoons. Depicted in a style reminiscent of cut paper or wood-cuts, anthropomorphic bacteria, reptiles, and insects carry recycling bins, purchase vending machine snacks, and work in factories as they display ecological concepts. The cartoons will be used in the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge exhibit trailer, which is scheduled to visit schools and country fairs throughout New England.

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Silvio O. Conte exhibit design

illustration: Sara Delaney; copywriting: Paul Erickson;
project management: Cambridge Seven Associates.