UpCycle CRC exhibited at Alexandria's Earth Day Celebration at Ben Brenman Park. The theme was: Water: Every Drop Counts! We brought three experiences -- and our neck tie fashion -- to the celebration.
One exploration we had there was a water wall made of two reclaimed pallets hinged together. Our challenge was to move water down the wall through containers, hoses and other reusable materials.
Visitors also made music with water, exploring the sounds they could make by rubbing their fingertips on the rims of wine glasses filled with water. Most people had never tried making music with glasses, and they were eager to try it out. It took persistence, and those who stuck with it were delighted by their success. We noticed that the vibration of the glass created waves in the water, which resulted in the sound being created in the air.
We also displayed rain chains that were made by kindergarten and first graders at Maury Elementary School in our after school program. Rain chains are systems that channel and direct water to a specified location. Earth Day visitors poured water through the rain chains to test their effectiveness.