November 10, 2016 is the first official International Science Center & Science Museum Day (ISCSMN), and The Discovery is a part of the celebration. Building upon UNESCO’s theme of “Science for Peace and Development,” ISCSMN’s goal is to create new ways for science institutions to proactively address global sustainability while reaching increasingly diverse audiences.
Visit The Discovery on this special day to explore these sustainability activities:
Can you create a sustainable future city?
The game introduces the three pillars of sustainability—society, economy, and environment—and allows participants to consider the tradeoffs associated with building different things, especially the high cost and relative scarcity of environmental resources.
You decide where the water should go! In this game, participants allocate one of our most important and scarcest resources: fresh water. They allocate “water” to farms, factories, and homes by rolling 10 marbles down a tube. Then, they have to decide what to do if a drought took away 30% of their water!
Guess what these things are made of! When you’re finished you’ll have an opportunity to upcycle your own creation.
Participants will look at different images of everyday items and try to guess what the product was made of. During this game, participants will learn about the concept of a circular economy, and see creative, clever, and surprising examples of pre- and post-consumer recycling.