Travelling Exhibit Cabinet

Science Outreach - Athabasca has built a Travelling Exhibit Cabinet for use in the Athabasca region. Its purpose is to bring science displays to schools and other organizations.


Topics for exhibits will vary over time. Presently we have an exhibit on "Mollusks: snails, clams and squids". This exhibit presents a diversity of shells of snails and clams, the structure of mollusks in general as well as the cephalopods (squids, octopods, cuttlefish, nautilus), and the positive and negative economic aspects of mollusks. Some snail and clam shells are available for children to handle.

We are presently working on an arthropod exhibit with models and preserved specimens of insects, arachnids and crustaceans.

Other proposal exhibits are in fossils, bird adaptations (beaks and feet) and vertebrate skeletons.

Cabinet Construction

The cabinet has an upper display area as well as four drawers. Three of the drawers are at the front and may or may not have a plastic cover. The fourth drawer - the "Teacher's Drawer" - is at the back. All four drawers and the upper display area can be locked for security or transport. There is a magnetic white panel at the back that can be raised for display and lowered for transport. There are fluorescent lamps built in to the panel as well as the front and back of the upper display area. These lights illuminate the front drawers. A light timer is provided. The exhibit case is on casters that can be locked when in position.


The Aspen View Schools Division has agreed to transport the Travelling Exhibit Cabinet to schools within its boundaries. Organizations and schools outside the Aspen View Schools Division will have to make their own arrangements for transport of the cabinet. The cabinet has a protective cover and ramps for transport. The cabinet has to be transported by truck or trailor - it is too large for a van.

For pictures of the exhibit cabinet in action, please refer to the Exhibits section of our archived events page.

Contact Science Outreach - Athabasca Coordinator for booking the Travelling Exhibit Cabinet or for further information.

Science Outreach Athabasca - September 26, 2012

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