Many zoos and aquariums are faced with very little capital budget to do major overhauls of exhibit areas. Unfortunately, too many facilities wallow in that fact and instead of finding a creative way to keep their exhibits in top order, just allow them to falter and to, ultimately, become decripit and failing.
I stumbled upon this great blog post by a man known to me only as "Herman," whom apparently works in the exhibits department at a Malaysian Zoo. The Zoo had an aquarium, which they let fall into disrepair for many years, eventually leading to the Zoo closing it down. However, despite having very little money, the Zoo decided to resurrect the aquarium exhibit.
The blog outlines the small changes that made a big difference in this modest aquarium exhibit. Although not state-of-the-art nor groundbreaking, the inexpensive changes made a very big difference in the functionality and success of the exhibit, and make a wonderful example of a small budget, big impact project that I thought needed to be shared.
Take a look, here.