The Reach of a River
MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Connecting the Colorado River to the communities it serves
The Water Education Foundation is a major partner with Southern Nevada Water Authority in an effort to create a highly immersive, interactive traveling museum exhibition that engages water users in the complex issues surrounding the Colorado River Basin. The exhibit, once launched, will be designed to inspire meaningful change that embraces water stewardship and respect of the West’s limited water resources.
Featuring touchable objects, interactive technology, immersive environments and more, the Colorado River Traveling Exhibition will engage visitors in the complex story of the Colorado River.
Following the river from prehistoric to modern times, visitors will:
- Connect with the Colorado River as a critical local, regional and global resource;
- Learn how human and natural systems interact;
- Discover the potential risks and consequences of human activities and natural events to people, environments and economies;
- Explore how their actions, stakeholder collaborations and innovation can help to sustain the river.
With a planned launch in 2022, the 100th anniversary of the Colorado River Compact, the exhibit will travel to museums in the seven states that make up the river’s basin in the United States – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming – and possibly outside of the basin.
The museum exhibition project includes partners from several stakeholder groups across the basin. You can find out more information here.
Support this Project
To support this project with a tax-deductible donation:
- Donate below, or
- Send a check with a reference to the Colorado River Traveling Exhibition in the memo section to the attention of Beth Stern at the Water Education Foundation, 1401 21st Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811.