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What We Do with Number 1 and Number 2

A fascinating presentation and demonstration about how microorganisms clean our water!


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Nov 22, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Please pre-register at 505-897-8831

What: Fun Hands-On Waste Water Simulation and Discussion

Who: People age 4 – 104

Where: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte

When: Sunday, November 22nd | 11:00 am -noon

Contact: Kim Selving or Noel Chilton (505) 897-8831 | [email protected] or [email protected]


Greetings, friends of all shapes and sizes. Are you ready for sloshing and being surpris-ed? Sharon will show you in three steps or two, just what the city does with your ____!   Learning is fun, and it’s just what we do at the Open Space Visitor Center; it’s true.

First we’ll make wastewater with playdoh and plastic, and then we’ll clean it with a process fantastic! Water, Trash, Sludge, we’ll divide it, and then, Sharon will reveal some remarkable magic.  You’ll soon be the expert on water so blue, ‘cause you’ll know who cleans number one and so two!

Sharon Sivinski, Education Coordinator at the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, will lead this workshop in which participants will make wastewater using materials like playdoh, plastic, and dirt. After separating the wastewater into categories (Water, Trash, Sludge), they will learn what the authority does with each category. The workshop includes show of photos and videos of microorganisms that clean our wastewater.

This simulation relates to the PARCH art exhibit on display in the Visitor Center Gallery. PARCH features the artwork of seven local artists who express their awe of and concern for water in the desert through fabric, paint, and clay. Before or after the workshop, feel free to peruse PARCH and further develop your own sense of place near the river.