Water is one of the most important substances to humans and the availability of clean, safe water is one of the most critical environmental issues that we face today. Water shortages and pollution threaten individuals, communities, and countries around the globe. We have new ways of purifying water—such as disinfection and high-tech filtration—but we have new ways of contaminating it, too. Fortunately, many water problems also have solutions. From households to huge cities, elected officials to entrepreneurs, everyone has a role to play in protecting Earth's water.
This comprehensive exhibit explores why water is essential to life, how water shapes our planet and regulates our climate, how water is distributed across the planet, and how we can be better stewards of our water planet. Having worked their way through this exhibit, your students will be better prepared for their current and future responsibility to be careful, informed stewards of this most vital element.
Special School Group Prices
Water and exhibits: $5.00 per person
For more information or to book your visit, call (651) 221-9444 or (800) 221-9444, or visit our Field Trips webpage.
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