Exploring the Power of Water

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Traveling exhibit at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center focuses on water and its importance

The Water/Ways traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street has toured the South with stops in Louisiana and Mississippi. The exhibition looks closely at water and how it powers the environment’s engine, affects climate, and helps shape and sculpt the landscape. A traveling museum from the Smithsonian Institution found a home at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock in November and December 2018. The exhibit featured:

  • Five free-standing interactive displays and text panels.
  • Numerous support publications, banners, promotional posters and postcards.
  • Two free-standing touchscreen interactive computer kiosks featuring video and audio content.
  • One touchable model of a watershed.

For one evening, three 4-H culinary teams prepared some of the state’s seafood dishes as part of a Water/Ways special event. Several 4-H youth from Avoyelles, Rapides and Winn parishes showcased their culinary skills. Ron Johnson, founder, and Drew Keeth, CEO of Honey Brake Lodge, rounded out the final event by hosting a group discussion and video presentation about the largest contiguous wetland reclamation project in the United States.

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For more information on “Water/Ways,” visit museumonmainstreet.org. For more information on programing experiences, contact Grant Walker Educational Center at 318-765-7209.

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