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Natural Water Filtration Exhibit

Hi everyone!

I'm a graduate student at UNCW and I'm working with a fellow graduate student to design a component of a water filtration exhibit for the Children's Museum of Wilmington. There will be a water interactive area, a component to showcase the typically hidden filtration systems, and a component to contrast natural filtration.

While researching how other facilities have created exhibits for children (ages 3-10) about natural water filtration I've been hitting a lot of dead ends! Does anyone have any photos or suggestions of places to look?

I work with a network of DIY Community Scientists that have made this easy-to-build water conductivity sensor. It emits sound (or can be modified to emit light) based on conductivity and is a really cool tool for introducing younger kids to data without numerical values.

Here is info on the tool: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/03-01-2019/build-a-sound-generating-c...

And here is an example of a workshop with students using the Coqui: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/03-25-2019/water-sampling-workshop-wi...

Also, something cool out of the Community Science field is this DIY Indoor Air Quality Remediation Project, which filters air through plant roots. Here are some more details about the project:

Indoor Air Pollutants Background: https://publiclab.org/notes/silentsairam/06-10-2019/an-insight-on-indoor...
Concept: https://publiclab.org/notes/nshapiro/10-20-2014/diy-indoor-air-quality-r...
Workshop for Building this Kit: https://publiclab.org/notes/nshapiro/02-07-2018/indoor-air-remediation-k...