New museum exhibit puts focus on water conservation

John McDevitt
November 14, 2018 - 4:47 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum along Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia brings the outside, indoors.

'River Alive' centers around water conservation and protection, and has 17 interactive state of the art components.

Located inside a 4,000 square foot space in the museum, organizers say the focus is to highlight the Delaware River water shed and its ever changing ecosystem, and more important, what things would be like if we did not protect it.

"No trees, no bugs. No bugs, no fish. No fish, no birds. Without all of those things what do you have? Murky, gross water," said John Brady, the museum's president.

"15 million people drink this water, 15 million, out of this river. We absolutely need to get better and better and better," he warned.

'River Alive' opens to the public Friday, Nov. 23 as a permanent exhibit.