Water|Ways Traveling Exhibit

“Smithsonian’s Water|Ways Flows into Four Rivers”

January 28 – March 11, 2017
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410
Exhibit Hours are 10 am- 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 am- 8 pm, Thursday; and 12 pm- 5 pm, Sunday (On Thursday, February 16, the exhibit will be open from 10 am-3 pm). View more information.

In addition to the Water|Ways Traveling Exhibit, the Village of Channahon and the Three Rivers Public Library District will be hosting programs and activities in conjunction with the Water|Ways Exhibit! 

January 28 – March 11
IAFSM’S WATER TABLE
Channahon Village Hall Lobby, Hourly M-F starting at 9 am; last one at 4 pm. The water table offers a real opportunity to educate about the dangers and impact of unplanned development and human activity in the floodplain. Through the use of this model, kids and adults can explore the value of wetlands and retention ponds in flood management. They can construct their own levees and witness how stream flow is affected and can impact downstream communities during times of runoff. They can also simulate ice damming and other seasonal risks in the floodplain, plus much more!

January 28 – March 11
STUDENT WATER-THEMED ART EXHIBIT
Channahon Village Hall Lobby, M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Featuring a Water-Themed Art Exhibit by 3rd & 4th graders from Pioneer Path and 1st & 2nd graders from NB Galloway Elementary School. Students studied representations of water in art throughout history, discussed the importance of water in our lives and analyzed “live” water as an art form to create individual works of art using a variety of media.

January 28-March 11
WATER|WAYS EXHIBIT
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon
“Water|Ways” is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution that examines the significance of water in the human experience. The free exhibit will be at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for six weeks. Additional exhibits will be on display during open hours Tuesday-Sunday. A wide variety of public programs are scheduled. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org for more information.

February 1- February 28
LOOKING BACK AT LIFE ALONG CHANNAHON’S WATERWAYS
Three Rivers Public Library District, Channahon Branch, M-Th 9 am-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 1 pm-5 pm The display will consist of photos and memorabilia from the history of the Village of Channahon and the surrounding area. Channahon means “Where the Waters Meet” and so much of it’s history is dependent on our Waterways! www.trpld.org

February 13 – March 11
KANKAKEE SOURCEWATER PROTECTION DISPLAY
Channahon Village Hall Lobby, M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm
The Aqua Illinois Sourcewater protection display includes: a history of the numerous attempt to address the issue of sand accumulation, another display of the sourcewater protection and educations efforts, River Watch program and macroinvertebrates will be on display, several free standing displays list stats and facts about the Kankakee river and what makes it special, along with several watershed maps.

Wednesday, February 15
CONSERVATION @ HOME: BACKYARD PRACTICE FOR WATER AND WILDLIFE
Three Rivers Public Library District, Minooka Branch, 6-7 pm
Learn how to protect and/or create a yard that is environmentally friendly and conserves water. The Conservation Foundation will be here to talk about native plants that you can plant in your gardens to help the butterflies and other pollinators, a significantly declining species, as well as other wildlife. Other topics of conservation such as using rain barrels and planting rain gardens will be covered; topics that help homeowners reduce water bills and save water. Registration required. www.trpld.org

January 28-March 11 WATER|WAYS EXHIBIT Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon “Water|Ways” is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution that examines the significance of water in the human experience. The free exhibit will be at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for six weeks. Additional exhibits will be on display during open hours Tuesday-Sunday. A wide variety of public programs are scheduled. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org for more information.