Water's Extreme Journey

Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Visitors experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring first hand the science behind the water cycle. But it’s not all wet and wild – through powerful interactives and local messaging, visitors realize that daily decisions can immediately improve the watershed in their own backyard. To explore the exhibition watershed, visitors voyage through rivers, lakes, wetlands, and even their homes, eventually reaching the healthy ocean. Sound easy? Water drops face many hurdles as they interact with humans. Does the farm they encounter use pesticides? Did someone get messy changing their oil? Clean choices keep our drops healthy and moving toward a clean ocean. Dirty choices send our drops down the urban storm drain to the unhealthy ocean, where they evaporate, condensate, and precipitation for another try. Water’s Extreme Journey will be included with general admission to the Museum.
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