Huntington Beach Wetlands

OUR CHALLENGE

The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy is dedicated to restoring and conserving 118 acres of California coastal wetlands. It’s an important environmental message – and to bring it to life, it turned to Delphi.

HOW WE SOLVED IT

For the conservancy’s first exhibit, Delphi’s talented scenic department was called in to produce several stunning dioramas. The marsh’s rich habitat was re-created with full-scale models of California halibut and round ray, and the realistic muddy waterway was edged with crafted native plants like sea hare, eelgrass, sea lavender, saltgrass, juncus and pickleweed. Taxidermy birds were mounted in natural poses in native grasses against an in-house-created mural that covered the entire wall space for an immersive visual flow.

WHAT ELSE WE DID

Elsewhere in the 2,000 sq. ft. exhibit, the story of Southern California’s largest oil spill was told in a mural of the American Trader surrounded by fabricated tar on sand and tools used in the cleanup. Delphi’s exhibit told visitors the story of the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center and the role of the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy in the protection and restoration of coastal wetlands habitat.

Do you have a story to tell? Contact Delphi and learn what we can do for you.