Conservation Quest Traveling Exhibit Opens at SciWorks


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Museum guests will learn about the three types of power - solar, wind and hydro.

Photos courtesy of SciWorks

Join the search for ways to conserve resources when the new Conservation Quest traveling exhibit opens at SciWorks on Saturday, Jan. 14. Loaded with play-filled interactive components, Conservation Quest delivers important energy conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect both the planet’s health and their own. The exhibit features activities designed to educate people of all ages about energy – what it is, where it comes from and why we need to use it wisely.

Children will discover different ways of saving energy through light bulb and electricity use, as well as by recycling. In the “Bright Ideas” section, visitors turn a crank to compare the amount of energy required to light up an incandescent light bulb, a CFL and an LED. “How Do You Stack Up?” asks participants to estimate the amount of electricity their family uses every day as they compare various appliances. A family can play over and over, changing simple things each time in order to use less electricity in their “home.”

Visitors will also learn about the three types of power - solar, wind and hydro - and find out exactly how solar panels use sunlight to generate electricity. In yet another interactive activity, children connect circuits in order to power lights, alarm clocks, and fans. Finally, visitors will explore the newest energy-saving inventions and experience the future of energy and conservation.

The exhibit will be open through May 26. Learn more at sciworks.org.

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