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Colorado River Rolling Exhibit launched

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

This week, the Colorado River Alliance in partnership with the Austin Water Utility announced the launch of their first Texas Colorado River Rolling Mobile Exhibit, which will visit middle school students throughout the Austin Independent School District. According to a news release about the exhibit, “the Mobile River will function as a traveling, interactive science learning center, featuring collaborative exhibits and hands-on activities housed inside a 42-foot trailer. … The Mobile River contains interactive exhibits about the Texas Colorado River watershed’s key features and vividly showcases critical issues such as water use, water conservation and pollution in Texas. It also encourages students to take active roles in promoting a clean watershed, helping to keep the Texas Colorado River flowing clearly for future generations.” The exhibit is expected to reach 8,000 to 10,000 Central Texas kids and more than 3,000 community members each year. Mayor Steve Adler joined AWU director Greg Meszaros and Colorado River Alliance executive director Sarah Richards for Tuesday’s launch of the exhibit. As a presenting sponsor, Samsung Austin Semiconductor donated about $200,000 to help create the exhibit, which was also funded by Impact Austin, Texas Pioneer Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 3M and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

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