The Blue Path: Florida Museum of Natural History

Posted by Trish Riley, August 9, 2010

August 12 through December 12, 2010

The Blue Path provides visitors a view of Florida’s water through the window of North Florida’s freshwater springs. This region is home to more springs–over 700 discovered so far–than any other place on Earth. The Exhibit examines how rapid degradation of Florida springs signals much bigger problems with the hidden aquifer that flows right beneath our feet. Combining science and art, this interactive show engages visitors to ponder changes in our water systems and how they might effect the future of Florida’s economic and environmental well being. In the second half of the Museum display, citizens are invited to help envision new ways of living with water resources…through the themes “collect, reclaim, conserve and recharge.”

The Exhibition at The Florida Museum of Natural History http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/exhibits/ runs from August 12 to December 12 and serves as the anchor for the Blue Path Campaign initiated by the non-profit organization Florida’s Eden. Related events and programs will take place through Spring of 2011.  The free Blue Path Program Guide provides an ongoing listing of programs including: guided tours of springs and rivers, springs festivals, State Parks programs, landscaping workshops, art and music events, educational forums, speakers, contests, and the Florida’s Eden Spring Bicycle Tour hosted by BikeFlorida.  Beginnng August 12th the Guide can also be viewed online at www.FloridasEden.org

Exhibit opens at 10 a.m.

The Blue Path Exhibition
Florida Museum of Natural History
Cultural Complex, University of Florida
Gainesville, Fl.

Contact:  Annie Pais, Executive Director, Florida’s Eden
awpais@aol.com
352-377-0777