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Another Water Exhibit in Development…

As we put the finishing touches on Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions, we’re working on another water exhibit. Our stream table has been a popular fixture with the younger scientists, allowing them to experiment with flowing water and sand. Alas, sand and the new touch screens in Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions don’t mix, so the stream table was scheduled for decommissioning.

Don’t despair, though! Thanks to being slightly underbudget on some other expenses, we have been able to start working on Stream Table 2.0! Instead of sand, the table will have a complete watershed: a lake, several rivers, and a flood plain. Visitors will be able to block some channels, add vegetation and wetlands, and try to control the floods.

Here are some images of our scale concept model, built by diorama artist Betsy Thorsteinson. Enjoy!

Overview. Water flows from the mountains on top down towards the camera.

Overview. Water flows from the mountains on top down towards the camera.

 

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Scott Young

Manager of Science Communications and Visitor Experiences

“Scott is the Planetarium Astronomer at the Manitoba Museum, developing astronomy and science programs. He has been an informal science educator for thirty years, working in the planetarium and science centre field both at The Manitoba Museum and also at the Alice G. Wallace Planetarium in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Scott is an active amateur astronomer and a past-President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.”