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Children’s Museum prepares to go Ocean Bound!

Children’s Museum prepares to go Ocean Bound!
Posted on 09/07/2017
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The Children’s Museum and Science Center at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, will be changing exhibits during the month of September. “Roots of Wisdom,” the current exhibit, will close this Sunday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. The new exhibit, “Ocean Bound!”, will flow in Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. for all to see.

“Ocean Bound!” encourages visitors to act as scientists on a journey through watersheds to see how everyone’s actions on land affect the oceans. The exhibit includes multiple hands-on stations where guests can make it rain in a 3-D watershed model, guide "water" safely through a hazardous maze, as well as pilot a full-sized virtual “submersible” from a mountain stream all the way to the ocean. 

A watershed is an area of land that collects water which then drains into a marsh, stream, river or lake. Eventually, that water makes its way to the ocean. 

Leigh White, curator of Education for the Children’s Museum and Science Center, hopes this exhibit will teach visitors that what we do on land affects the ocean.

“No matter where you live in the world, everyone lives in a watershed. Residents of the twin counties live in the Tar-Pamlico watershed,” said White. “What we do on land not only affects the local environment; it affects the ocean as well. A healthy watershed means a healthier ocean.”

For more information, call 252-972-1151.