The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged exhibits

  • Remarks on the Opening of "Changing Landscapes"

    | June 27, 2011

    Paul Dest reads his remarks at the Changing Landscapes dedication ceremonyAt this nationally recognized historic site that serves as a center for our activities, we are a great example of change and adaptation. We reveal so well that as our society changes — our economies, our values — so do the places we inhabit. Thus these 19th century buildings designed for farming have been adapted to serve our 21st century mission of coastal science, education, and stewardship.

    I have always felt our Reserve, located on the south coast of Maine, is a great example of the meeting of the past and the present — of natural ecosystems and cultural landscapes. They exist side-by-side, but are also interwoven. This place also illustrates for us that landscapes continually change; they are never stagnant. Natural systems and human actions change what we see around us — whether it is our contemporary efforts to keep our fields from reverting to forests through mowing or burning, or the natural forces of rivers and coastal currents that alter the shape and contours of our beaches. Change happens.

  • Changing Landscapes Ribbon-cutting

    | June 25, 2011

    Rain didn't dampen spirits during the ceremony for the new exhibits! About 50 people enjoyed locally made refreshments before touring the rooms.

  • Old exhibits new again

    | February 1, 2011

    We are happy to report that the old exhibit pieces that left the Visitor Center a couple of weeks ago are now displayed at the Mildred L. Day School.

  • Original exhibits off to new home

    | January 14, 2011

    After standing for almost twenty years, and educating and entertaining untold thousands of visitors, the original Visitor Center exhibits are moving out to make way for new "Changing Landscapes" exhibits that arrive this spring. Today, several key displays from the room-by-room tour of habitats traveled down the hill and up Route 1 to Arundel, where they will become tools for learning at the K–5 Mildred L. Day School. Dr. Crowley and Mr. Cressey did the hauling.