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SEE Science Center joins institutions worldwide in celebrating International Science Center & Science Museum Day, Nov. 10, 2017

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The SEE Science Center is very excited to be participating in the largest joint project ever launched by the world’s science centers and museums.  SEE will join 300+ other institutions and hundreds of thousands of people on every inhabited continent to celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on Friday, November 10.

ISCSMD activities at SEE Science Center and locations around the world represent a united international effort to raise awareness and encourage action towards global sustainability, focusing on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seek to end poverty, fight inequalities, tackle climate change, and transform our world—while ensuring that no one is left behind.

SEE’s focus will be on Goal #6; To ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Here in New Hampshire, there have been recent issues with contaminated wells and drought.  Many NH innovators are trying to solve water issues not just locally but globally.  The attention focused on these issues and efforts has inspired our science center to foster a greater understanding of water and its management.

To achieve greater community awareness of the importance of clean water, the SEE Science Center has brought the traveling exhibition Water’s Extreme Journey to Manchester NH in partnership with RBC Wealth Management and Eversource from September 16, 2017 through January 15, 2018.  This interactive Minotaur Maze encourages visitors to take a role in preserving and protecting our water resources.  Visitors journey through the watershed and the water cycle as a drop of water while discovering how to stay clean and healthy along the way.

To showcase local efforts that are helping to solve worldwide water issues, a model of the Slinghot™ is on display at SEE in conjunction with the maze exhibition. The Slinghot™ is a water purification system designed to clean non-potable water in the developing world using only a small amount of energy.  This system was invented and developed in Manchester, NH by inventor and SEE Founder Dean Kamen and DEKA Research & Development engineers. This invention was featured in the Documentary film by the same name.

Water’s Extreme Journey is included with regular admission to the SEE Science Center.  Stop in and check it out!

 

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