H2Oh! on the GO!
 
 
The District partnered with the Colcom Foundation, the Carnegie Science Center and EQT Corporation to build an educational interactive traveling exhibit to promote the importance of conserving of our natural resources.
 
 MED - Mobile Environmental Display
 
How can wind affect water quality? The wind erodes unstable earth and loose soils get carried to our streams by rain water. Sediment deposits form in the streams which can harm the aquatic life. You can simulate a wind storm and see how loose soil gets moved across a farm setting in our H2Oh on the Go!
 
Armstrong Conservation District has launched a new conservation project for the county and other rural counties within the Ohio River Watershed: H2Oh! on the Go! Mobile Environmental Display (MED) – a traveling exhibit, modeled after Carnegie Science Center’s popular H2Oh! Why Our Rivers Matter exhibit, consisting of a trailer and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle designed to educate the public about our valuable natural resources.  The Mobile Environmental Display is an education and outreach project intended to reach all age groups over a diversity of educational venues including community event locations, schools, and other public facilities.
 
Funded by Colcom Foundation with additional funding provided by EQT Corporation for the CNG tow vehicle, visitors to the MED will be able to interact with 10 displays for hands-on scientific enrichment that focus primarily on water education and conservation.
 
The MED is available from April until October.
 
See how waves are formed! Come visit the H2OH! On the Go!
 
 
 MED Brochure
 
Click here to get the MED Brochure
 

 
CNG Truck
 
The Mobile Environmental Display, also known as the MED, is an educational interactive exhibit used to promote the importance of conserving our natural resources by reaching the underserved members of our rural communities through events such as school programs, local county fairs and festivals thus increasing public awareness of conservation. 
  
The MED Video 
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Armstrong Conservation District has a conservation project for the county and other rural counties within the Ohio River Watershed: H2Oh! On the Go! Mobile Environmental Display (MED) – a traveling exhibit, modeled after Carnegie Science Center’s popular H2Oh! Why Our Rivers Matter exhibit, consisting of a trailer and a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle. The MED is an education and outreach project intended to reach all age groups through a diversity of educational venues. EQT Corporation provided funding through a grant opportunity to purchase a tow vehicle which was converted to CNG. This dual fuel vehicle will educate participants about natural gas characteristics and its low threat to land and water. 
 
MED Right Side of Trailer 
  
Provided through a generous grant from the Colcom Foundation, visitors to the MED will be able to interact with 10 displays for hands-on scientific enrichment that will focus primarily on water education and conservation. The 10 displays, developed by Carnegie Science Center include:
 

•   Water Quiz Game – A touch screen activity challenges the public to answer questions about water            resources.
•    Ripple Tank – create waves and allows study of the different patterns.
•    Wind Erosion Farm – A chamber filled with swirling sand allows visitors to control the flow and direction to demonstrate the effect of wind erosion.
•    Porosity/Permeability Funnels – a rotating disk with funnels filled with beads simulating rock strata show how water travels through different sized particles.
•    Waveform Tank – Waves are created and studied in a tilt-able tank.
•    Frozen Raindrop – Visitors can freeze drops of water in mid-air via a strobe light and study the movement.
•    Drag Race – Three different shapes moving through fluid demonstrate the effects of drag on objects in water.
•    Virtual Watershed – As users create hills and valleys in a sandbox, a color coded topographical map is projected. Sensors track the changes and continuously adjust the overlay. The user can then create virtual rain and observe the behavior of the virtual water.
•    See Like a Fish – Visitors are able to look around with eyes on the sides of their head.
•    Gravity Well – A companion exhibit to the porosity display to demonstrate the effects of gravity.

 
The MED is available free to Armstrong County events and organizations, but there is a fee for outside of Armstrong County.
 
For questions and answers or to schedule a date and time for your school, community, or association event contact the MED Administrator Laura Sue Stewart at 724-545-3601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Thank you to the following contributors that made this all possible.
 
•   Colcom Foundation
•   EQT
•   Armstrong Conservation District Clean Water Fund
•   Armstrong Conservation District DGLVR
•   Armstrong County Conservancy Trust
 
MED Inside
 
 

 


   

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