Lake Metroparks works to conserve and preserve the natural resources of Lake County, Ohio which includes the cities of Mentor and Painesville where Avery Dennison has several Label and Graphic Materials facilities. The park system launched Project Apollo in May 2017 with the aim of helping educate the public about the remarkable history of the American bald eagle.
Through the program, a bald eagle ambassador named Apollo travels to schools for day-long sessions highlighting the eagle’s natural history, including its near extinction and comeback. Through a collaboration between Avery Dennison and Lake Metroparks, Apollo is now being seen in schools and on the roads throughout Lake County. A trailer that carries materials for the Apollo Project education program features a new graphics wrap highlighting birds of prey printed on Avery Dennison MPI 1105 Supercast film that is protected with DOL 6460 Clear Polyurethane overlaminate.
“This application of Avery Dennison’s expertise in display graphics will raise public awareness of the unique Apollo Project that Lake Metroparks offers to area schools," said Paul Palagyi, Lake Metroparks Executive Director. The program includes up-close encounters with Apollo and other Lake Metroparks birds of prey and allows students to learn more about the eagle’s adaptations by visiting seven interactive stations with hands-on activities.
“Our graphics materials are used to help brands and organizations connect with people throughout the world,” said Paul Roba, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relationship manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “We are happy that our material is a colorful medium that helps share Apollo’s story and promotes the important education work done by Lake Metroparks.”
Lake Metroparks and Avery Dennison worked together to promote the program via the trailer wrap. The project was also supported by Epson and the Cleveland Foundation. Avery Dennison manufactures vinyl graphics material for vehicle wraps, architectural design and signage at its Painesville Township manufacturing plant.