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Glow: Living Lights
James F. Case, Ph.D.
Dr. Case is a distinguished researcher in the field of bioluminescence with interests in both in marine and terrestrial forms. His extensive writings include over 140 peer-reviewed publications and three books. Dr. Case is a Research Professor in the Marine Science Institute at University of California, Santa Barbara. Active research projects include counter illumination on midshipman fish, bioluminescence prediction in the coastal regime, and firefly bioluminescence communication.
Edith A. Widder, Ph.D.
Dr. Widder is a renowned biologist and deep-sea explorer. In addition to being an author on over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications, she has also written a children's book and produced an educational video on bioluminescence. After sixteen years with Harbor Branch Oceanography Institution in Fort Pierce, Florida, most recently in the position of Senior Scientist and Director of the Bioluminescence Department, she co-founded the Ocean Research & Conservation Foundation were she now serves as President and Senior Scientist. Her research interests in bioluminescence developed out of her experience piloting deep sea dives in single-person submersibles. Her work has been featured in BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel and National Geographic television productions. In 2006 she was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
What puts the fire into a firefly? It’s bioluminescence! Bioluminescence is a living organism’s ability to produce its own light, and it is one of the most incredible yet least understood phenomena in nature. Glow: Living Lights is the first traveling exhibition to explore this mystery of nature.Updated for 2013, this beautiful exhibit takes visitors through an illuminating journey of both terrestrial and marine environments where they learn why and how so many creatures are lighting up the dark.
The journey through the exhibit begins with an exploration of what bioluminescence is and how it differs from other forms of light. Visitors then move through displays featuring some of the most incredible creatures ever seen – from the familiar firefly and glowworm to the alien-looking anglerfish and siphonophore, the longest living creature on Earth. They go on to discover how research into bioluminescence is helping find cancer cures and detect harmful pathogens. All visitors leave Glow with a greater understanding of and appreciation for one of nature’s most incredible phenomenons.
- Curated by the world’s leading authorities on bioluminescence
- Innovative, artful design by renowned, European architects
- Engaging, well-written panels with stunning photos and graphics
- Rare preserved specimens and scientifically accurate models
- Unique video projection inspired by a renowned video artist
- Never-before-seen films of fascinating bioluminescent creatures
- Over a dozen engaging interactive and demonstration devices
- Optional live bioluminescent plankton
- Fully stocked interpretive discovery cart for use by front line staff
Tour term | 12 weeks
Space | 3,000 to 5,000 square feet
Height |10’ feet required
Modular with no forced path, can be configured to fit any space
Venue remits for inbound shipping | Standard HVAC
Minimal lighting is preferred. Floor path is all that’s required.
Standard Security | Insurance: 2 million liability / 1 million property
$55,000 plus installation