World Water Day in Cleveland

Mar 22, 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm
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World Water Day is an international day to celebrate and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Plunge into topics all about water and explore ways that individuals can help conserve and protect this crucial resource. World Water Day will include hands-on demonstrations and feature a painted rain barrel exhibit produced by local artists through The Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project. Learn more about Cleveland’s free rain barrel program and participate in activities throughout the Museum. Local organizations will also be on site to share their knowledge and passion for water.

At 2 pm, hear a special 30-minute presentation titled "Nature's Kidneys: Wetlands for Improving Water Quality in the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and Florida Everglades" by Dr. William Mitsch. Dr. Mitsch is a 2004 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Engineering, Founding Director of The Ohio State University's Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Professor Emeritus of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management of Florida Gulf Coast University, and Eminent Scholar and Director of Florida Gulf Coast University's Everglades Wetland Research Park.

World Water Day is free with general admission and supported by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cost for members: Free with general admission; and non-members: Free with general admission.