Two interpretive signs were unveiled — one about eagles the other about frogs — and four more signs are in the works.
“The goal with this project was to design an interactive and interpretive display that would engage children and add to their outdoor education experience at Big Beach Park,” said society board member Heather Grimshire. “A lot of the signage the Wild Pacific Trail has is for adults and we wanted something special for the kids that was just for them. And we hope the adults will learn something too.”
The new displays were partly paid for by a $2,500 grant from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust in April 2012, $500 of which was leveraged from Vancouver-based Decoda Literacy Solutions.
The trust’s managing director, Rebecca Hurwitz, attended the event to see the educational experiences unveiled. “It’s really exciting because there’s no other interpretive signage in the region that’s geared specifically towards children in an outdoor setting and it’s a great way to engage families,” she said.