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Exhibition Details

Exhibition Name:

Ocean Bound!


Journey through watersheds! What can YOU do in your watershed to protect our Ocean? Designed for a family audience.

Cluster 1: Using Science to Understand Watersheds

  • Introduction Kiosk—Education goals.
  • What's a Watershed?--Move the raincloud; see how water flows over 3D terrain.
  • Where Does Your Water Go?--Light up the big map--Surprise!
  • Flow or Settle?--Flip clear tubes; learn how substances travel to sea.
  • Underwater Adventure!--Pilot a full-size "submersible" from mountain stream to ocean. Spin through watershed species and habitats in HD!
  • Wildlife Close-up--Be a biologist! Get fun facts on 65+ aquatic life forms.

    Cluster 2: Recognizing Threats to Watersheds

  • Tied to the Sea--Our ocean provides medicines, jobs and oxygen.
  • Storm Drain Downers--Divert "pollutants" in a "storm drain" ball machine; let "clean" water travel safely downstream.
  • Guide Water Safely to Sea--Guide a water drop on its hazardous journey from land to ocean.
  • Balancing Act--Interactive scale shows your water consumption; balance it with nature’s needs.

    Cluster 3: Finding Solutions to Watershed Problems

  • Science Saves the Day--Biologists helped river otters through watershed recovery.
  • Dead Zones--Fertilizer runoff creates dead zones--but they’re reversible!
  • Giant Ocean Garbage Patches--Garbage in the ocean harms marine mammals, birds and fish—but you can help!
  • Chemical Diagnosis--Find one chemical pollutant in a million.

    Cluster 4: Implementing Change

  • Riverside Clubhouse--Duck inside! Be a Watershed Warrior! Enjoy illustrated books.
  • Watershed Warriors—Spot which behaviors, rural or urban, affect watersheds.
  • Stop! Think!--Connect human actions with environmental impacts.
  • Category: Environment & Ecology
    Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
    Cost: $36,000 + inbound shipping (discounted rate for Fall 2018)
    Size: 3,000 sq. ft.
    Venue Length: 3-1/2 months
    Availability: Fall 2018, 2019 and beyond
    Special Requirements: Electricity; Insurance Value; Deposit.
    Previous Venues:
  • Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
  • Children's Science Explorium, Boca Raton, FL
  • Danville Science Center, Danville, VA
  • Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener, ON
  • Discovery Centre, Halifax, NS
  • Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC
  • Children's Museum of La Crosse, WI
  • Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, Buford, GA
  • Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Organization: Sciencenter
    Contact: Erica Washburn
    Address: 601 First St., Ithaca, 14850 USA
    Phone: 607-272-0600 x128
    Fax: 607.277.7469
    Email: Please sign in to view email address.

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