Water, water everywhere at Four River center exhibit
“Water|Ways," a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit that focuses on the importance and intricacies of waterways, is available for viewing through March 11 at the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon.
“Hosting ‘Water|Ways’ is a true honor,” Ralph Schultz, CEO of the Forest Preserve District, which is hosting the exhibit, said. “We hope the exhibit will foster meaningful discussion about water resources and ways we can better preserve them.”
The exhibit includes five freestanding sections and two digital content stations offering information on “The Power of Water” and “Our Relationship with Water.” A WaterSim America activity on an iPad allows visitors to select policies and make decisions about water.
The Forest Preserve District has also scheduled 25 water-related programs covering topics and activities ranging from information about the 19th century practice of ice harvesting to a river shoreline cleanup.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.