New Exhibit Concepts for the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)

Ideum collaborated with TREC to develop a conceptual plan for renewed exhibits at the popular Lake Erie environmental center

New Exhibit Concepts for the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)
Exhibition space at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center

by Rebecca Shreckengast, CXO / Partner April 14th, 2022

Earlier this week, Ideum participated in a Press Conference at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) in Erie, Pennsylvania. Former Governor Tom Ridge and Ideum’s Founder Jim Spadaccini presented a new concept for visitor experiences at TREC. Working closely with the TREC Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the newly imagined center will integrate high-tech with natural history exhibits to better serve the community.

The story was covered by the local press (GoErie, YourErie), the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources released a press release, and you can read our release on Blooloop. Below are a few of the renders our team developed for the conceptual phase of the project.

View of digital installation rendering of the Great Lakes ecosystem
“You Are Here” Interactive Map - This allows visitors to better understand the region and the interconnectedness of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Families in an immersive exhibition space about noctural wildlife
“Presque Isle at Night” - An immersive room where visitors use digital flashlights to explore nocturnal wildlife.