Exhibit Check Out
The Metro WaterShed Partners provide museum quality exhibits, including interactive multimedia kiosks, that provide learning opportunities about the connection between everyday actions and clean water in Minnesota. These include "Exhibits for Events" and "Exhibits for Use in Classrooms and Workshops."
Steps to Checking Out Clean Water Education Exhibits
1. Determine which exhibits would be most appropriate for your event, class or workshop by reading the descriptions below.
2. Email email@example.com with: Your name and organization, contact information, event title and expected attendance, pick-up and drop-off dates, and the requested exhibit(s).
Exhibits for Events
The WaterShed Partners have 5 different exhibits available to use at events. The exhibits can be used alone, or together for a larger event. Each exhibit illustrates a facet of the connection between humans, the landscape and clean water. The exhibits are:
TABLE 2: What is Your Watershed Address?
“What is Your Watershed Address?” (also known as “Table 2”) defines a watershed and allows Minnesotans to locate the watershed in which they live on two maps: (1) A statewide map with puzzle pieces in the shape of the watersheds of Minnesota; (2) A metro area map with puzzle pieces in the shape of the watersheds of the Twin Cities area. The Central Graphic panel gives information about watersheds in general and depicts the larger watersheds of the United States. This is a museum quality exhibit designed to sit on a 6 foot table, and consists of the three panels described above.
TABLE 3: Your Street Flows to the River
“Your Street Flows to the River” (also known as “Table 3”) exemplifies how everyday activities in our own yards and driveways can impact the entire watershed. Many people are unaware that the water that flows into the storm drains in their street goes directly into the lakes and rivers of their community and carries with it the pollutants that cause the lakes and streams to become fouled. Fits on a 6 foot table and consists of three panels.
YSCLR Easel: Your Street Connects to Lakes and Rivers
“Your Street Connects to Lakes and Rivers” is a flat illustrated panel that sits on an easel with a PVC pipe. It illustrates the connection between storm drains and lakes and rivers. People can interact with this display by rolling a ball from the “storm drain” on the picture down to the “river” (a small Tupperware container). Anyone who checks out this exhibit will need to purchase their own super balls. An accompanying user manual with presentation ideas is available for check-out.
Exhibits for Use in Classrooms and Workshops
Enviroscapes are interactive, portable, table-top models that demonstrate water pollution and its prevention in an urban environment. Enviroscape models are intended for use in classroom settings by people who are familiar with their use.
(a) The Enviroscape Wetlands Model is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the information at the top of the page. For a photo and description of this model, see this site describing the model for purchase: Enviroscape Wetlands Model
(b) The Enviroscape Nonpoint Source Model is available for check-out through the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Contact Brian Goodspeed at 651-293-8414. For a photo and description of this model, see this site describing the model for purchase: Enviroscape Nonpoint Source Model
2. MS4 Toolkit
This “toolkit” was designed for use by watershed educators. It contains sample brochures, newsletter articles, posters, videos and more that teach about water resource issues. Many of the education materials are available for download on the Clean Water MN website, another project of the Metro Watershed Partners.
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