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NMJC Museum Opens New Exhibit on Water

2/14/2010 2:16:50 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. Water's Extreme Journey from RD Thomas on Vimeo.

New Mexico Junior College’s Western Heritage Museum Complex is currently the site of “Water’s Extreme Journey,” an interactive, highly creative exhibit, which will continue through May 2.

The exhibit was developed by renowned marine life artist Wyland, one of America’s most unique creative influences and a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. An accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and SCUBA diver, Wyland has traveled the farthest reaches of the globe for more than twenty-five years, capturing the raw power and beauty of the undersea universe.

“Water’s Extreme Journey” combines the diverse worlds of art and science to demonstrate the importance of water and how it connects us all. Through exploration, scientific inquiry, artistic expression, and action, visitors will be able to experience the water cycle, understand the science behind water purity, and realize the power each individual has to make a difference.

The exhibit includes a themed game, “Water’s Extreme Journey Maze,” which transforms visitors into a drop of water entering a watershed, ultimately sending them on a journey through different watershed habitats, including lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, estuaries, bays, and oceans.

Students will also have the opportunity to become “science sleuths” in the Investigation Science Center.  Following the steps of the scientific method, visitors will be able to conduct their own hands-on investigation of water properties and quality.

For more information about the Western Heritage Museum Complex or the current exhibit, “Water’s Extreme Journey,” please call (575) 392-6730 or come by the Museum at 5317 Lovington Highway in Hobbs.

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