Carnegie Science Center treads water with H20h! River Weekend

August 6, 2018

Water keeps us clean and hydrated. It’s also fun to play in, and provides a home for aquatic life. Learn more at Carnegie Science Center’s H2Oh! River Weekend Aug. 11-12.

Visitors to Carnegie Science Center on Aug. 11 and 12 can learn about wildlife in the waters, discover where water comes from and find ways to conserve water during H2Oh! River Weekend.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, guests can take part in hands-on activities, special guests, and live shows, according to a news release.

In the Science Center’s Field Station, guests can observe live local fish, reptiles, and amphibians and learn how these animals work together in the “web of life.”

Or, guests can stroll through the Nimick Forbesway Foundation Rain Garden, a new PPG Science Pavilion feature that filters stormwater from the roof, reducing the burden on sewer infrastructure and decreasing the risk of overflow into the rivers during heavy rains.

Visitors also will learn ways to protect the region’s waterways and experience scientific concepts including density, buoyancy, and surface tension in action, with a view of the city’s three rivers.

H2Oh! River Weekend features activities and demonstrations from a number of guests.

One can learn about aquaponics with The Door Campaign; meet the authors of “Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid” and enjoy storytime and making river-themed crafts with upcycled and recycled materials; go “catch and release” fishing on the Ohio River with the PA Fish & Boat Commission (weather/river conditions permitting); learn about the tropical rain forest and its layers of animals, and meet several live critters, with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium; learn fish anatomy and try “gyotaku,” fish printing.

The event is free with general admission, $19.95 for adults; $11.95 ages 3-12.

Details: 412-237-3400 or CarnegieScienceCenter.org

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