EXHIBITS - H2O TODAY
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
January 21 - April 19, 2021
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
H2O Today is a traveling Smithsonian exhibition that explores the beauty and essential nature of water, our planet's lifeblood. Through immersive content, interactives, and digital media, the exhibition explores the diversity and challenges of our global water sources, as well as Utah's unique relationship with water. What does water mean to you?
Utah's Waterways is a juried exhibition of 2-D artworks providing a localized and artistic visual complement to H2O Today. Prizes will be awarded.
Utah Rivers at a Crossroads features Zach Frankel, Executive Director of the Utah Rivers Council, discussing water conservation in Utah.
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION - AQUARELA
Online via Eventlive
January 28, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Join us in partnership with the Utah Film Center for an online screening of Aquarela, a documentary film that explores water in all its great and terrible beauty. Critics say this may be the most dangerous film ever made. a moderated, interactive discussion will follow the screening.
INTERACTIVE LECTURE - DAM IT! THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BEAVER ASSISTED RESTORATION
Online via Zoom
February 11, 2021, 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Dam it! The Wonderful World of Beaver Assisted Restoration by Marshall Wolf, Watershed Scientist with Utah State University.
Did you know the Jordan River is home to hundreds of Beaver? Walk along the river just east of the Utah Cultural Celebration Center and you'll find felled trees as a result of their nocturnal handiwork. Join Marshall Wolf to learn about Beaver Dams, Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs), and their benefits to the local ecosystem! Get an inside look at beaver mediated changes to stream habitat and how interactions between humans and beavers have changed history!
In partnership with Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter
INTERACTIVE LECTURE - UTAH WATER WAYS
Online via Zoom
March 11, 2021, 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Utah Water Ways, a Talk with Greg Smoak, Director, University of Utah American West Center
Utah is a land of scarcity and plenty, and those extremes have shaped our relationship to water. Join Greg Smoak (Utah state scholar for Think Water Utah) to explore how water has motivated great cooperation and great conflict between peoples, communities, and governments.
In partnership with Swaner Preserve & Eco Center and Utah Museum of Fine Arts
NATURE WALK - H2O TODAY IN CONTEXT / EXPLORING THE JORDAN RIVER
Jordan River Nature Center
April 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join us in partnership with the Tracy Aviary at the Jordan River Nature Center for a moderated walk between the Nature Center and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. This will include a docent tour of the exhibits, followed by a guided nature walk along the Jordan River. This event is limited to 12 participants in each time slot.
Jordan River Nature Center is located at 1125 West 3300 South (in James Madison Oxbow Park), South Salt Lake, Utah.
In partnership with Tracy Aviary
H2O Today is organized by the Smithsonian Institution and brought to you by Utah Humanities and West Valley Arts. H2O Today is part of Think Water Utah, a statewide collaboration and conversation on the critical topic of water presented by Utah Humanities and it partners.
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West Valley Arts
3333 Decker Lake Drive
West Valley City, UT 84119
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