Thursday, March 8, 2012

Conservation Quest at Delaware Museum of Natural History







Conservation Quest® opens March 10   
Energy conservation exhibit promotes environmental health
  
 Explore Conservation Quest on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History from March 10 - May 28, 2012.

Loaded with hands-on activities, Conservation Quest delivers important energy conservation messages, inspiring us to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect the planet and promote healthy living. Learn about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how it's used, and why it's so important to use it wisely.

Conservation Quest topics include: energy sources, energy use at home and around the world, climate change, environmental health, stewardship, and conservation, and the future of energy.

GO GREEN!
● Find ways to save with light bulbs, electricity, and recycling
● Explore solar, wind, and hydropower
● Connect circuits to power up lights, buzzers, and fans
● See how much electricity your family uses compared to others
● Learn about climate change and greenhouse gases
● Discover ways to conserve energy at home, school, and work
● Take the green challenge - a computer interactive that prompts kids to make green choices
● Check out the latest energy-saving inventions and learn more about the future of energy.

Conservation Quest was designed and produced using environmentally friendly materials and practices. Green signs call out sustainable features throughout the exhibit.
● Eco-friendly graphics (banners, board, wallpaper, canvas, and aluminum)
● Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood and water-based stains and sealants
● Eco-resin used instead of Plexiglas
● No plastic laminates
● ENERGY STAR® electronics



WHAT: Conservation Quest, created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children

WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE  19807

DATES: March 10 - May 28, 2012

HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 - 4:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: $8 for adults, $6 for children (3-17), $7 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for museum members.

MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111.  
   






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