The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways Exhibition dives into water - an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.
In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force.
Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
Prep Materials for Teachers (Coming Soon)
Art Contest (Coming Soon)
Volunteers (Coming Soon)
Reservations for adult groups, senior citizens, and church groups will be reserved in the afternoons at 2pm or later, as the 9am-1:30pm slot will be filled with student tour groups. To reserve your tour of the Water/Ways exhibit, please email Shonda.Borden@DCNR.Alabama.gov with the following information:
- Number of participants
- If you would like to include a boat tour (charges apply for boat, but the exhibit tour is free
This exhibit is geared towards 7th grade and older, and preference will be given to those classes. Available dates are very limited, and we are taking reservations now.
To reserve your field trip, email Shonda.Borden@DCNR.Alabama.gov with the following information:
- Grade Level
- Number of Students
- If you would like to include a boat tour (charges apply for boat, but the exhibit tour is free)