Interpretive Planning and Design

The Acorn Group offers services in interpretive planning and design, writing, visitor studies, and environmental education. Our award-winning projects reflect the skills of certified planners, designers, and educators who are passionate about their work. Our greatest satisfaction comes from seeing plans and drawings become reality and watching visitors take delight in new experiences.

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Our Team

Merging the work of interpretive planners, graphic designers, writers, exhibit designers, and architects, The Acorn Group brings a wide set of strengths, skills, and perspectives to each of its projects.  Our goal is to have clients who are not just satisfied, but amazed and inspired.

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Our Projects

Our projects take us from the wetlands and rocky shorelines of California to eastern hardwood forests and everything in between including the urban core. Our clients range from government agencies to private and non-profit institutions. Our worksites include visitor centers, ecological reserves, museums, botanical gardens, zoos, parklands, and educational institutions. Please click here for a summary of our work.

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Our Capabilities

Capabilities of The Acorn Group include the development of interpretive master plans; conceptual exhibit design; development of interpretive panels and other print media; large-scale curriculum projects and environmental education initiatives; evaluation studies; and professional development in the fields of environmental education and environmental interpretation. 

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Our Vision

The Acorn Group seeks to strengthen the capacity of educators, interpreters, and naturalists to deliver programs that forge connections between natural and human communities. Ultimately, our goal is to advance environmental literacy through inspiration and knowledge.   


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