March 19, 2014
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Mesa, AZ – It is a free and innovative way to show the importance of conserving and valuing our precious water resources. The Wyland Foundation’s Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience, a 1,000 square foot interactive exhibit on wheels, will be on display at two locations in Mesa this week:
Thursday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St.
Friday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mesa Riverview Park, 2100 W. Rio Salado Parkway, on Cubs Way north of the playground.
Upon entering the mobile learning center, students become new recruits to the Clean Water Challenge Task Force. Their mission: To solve mysterious disturbances in the health of our nation’s water habitats via a 4D theater experience and hands-on science activities. The mobile learning center aligns with the Wyland Foundation’s “Clean Water for the 21st Century” classroom and Newspaper in Education programs.
The arrival of the Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience coincides with Mesa’s participation in the Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation April 1-30. It is a non-profit national community services campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative, easy-to-use online pledges to reduce water and energy usage.
To participate, residents enter online at www.mywaterpledge.com
, and then make a series of pledges to conserve water on behalf of Mesa. In return, they can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water saving fixtures and hundreds of other prizes. Last year, residents from more than 1,000 cities in all 50 states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by nearly a billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 18.3 million pounds and prevent nearly 70 million pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.
Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation is a non-profit organization actively engaged in teaching millions of students across the country about our ocean, rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.
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