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Events in association with ‘Water/Ways’ exhibit

A.T. Still Memorial Library‘s Kirksville, Missouri, branch, is pleased to announce it will coordinate the presence of a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” in spring 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols, A.T. Still University (ATSU) has arranged for the exhibit to be on display at the Sue Ross Arts Center in Kirksville, Missouri, where it will be available for limited numbers of socially-distanced visitors. The exhibit will be displayed March 15-April 21, 2021, at the Sue Ross Arts Center, 215 South Franklin St., Kirksville, Missouri. There will also be a number of virtual and outdoor events. CDC safety protocols will be followed, and masks will be required. 

The following is a list of events planned in association with the exhibit.

Facebook Storytime by Cory Landon

Primary sponsor: Adair County Public Library
Event time: 10:00 a.m. CST
Event date: March 26, 2021
Event location: Virtual, youseemore.com/adaircpl/
Event description: A reading of “Sail Away Little Boat” and “The Boats On The River”
Event contact: Jami Livingston at jlivingston@adairco.org 

Curbside pick up of craft bags 

Primary sponsor: Adair County Public Library
Event time: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CST
Event date: March 27, 2021
Event location: Adair County Public Library parking lot; online at youseemore.com/adaircpl/; craft demonstration video will be released that morning on the Adair County Public Library Facebook page, 10:00 a.m.
Event description: Craft bags for children
Event contact: Jami Livingston at jlivingston@adairco.org

“Watersheds and Streams” 

Primary sponsor: Missouri Department of Conservation
Event time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. CST
Event date: March 15, 2021–April 21, 2021
Event location: Video presentation, Sue Ross Arts Center
Event description: Video Presentation by Matt Matheney, stream biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. This presentation summarizes what a watershed is, and what influences the characteristics and conditions in a watershed.  It also presents the different parts of a watershed, how they function, and how they operate as a connected system.
Event contact: Ashton Clema at kirksvilleart@gmail.com 

DIY Watershed Model

Primary sponsor: Missouri Department of Conservation
Event time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Event date: March 15, 2021–April 21, 2021
Event location: Video presentation, Sue Ross Arts Center
Event description: Video presentation by Alyssa Garver, naturalist. The presentation will be a “how-to” make your own watershed model by using common items.
Event contact: Alyssa Garver at Alyssa.Garver@mdc.mo.gov

Explore Forest Lake Watershed

Primary sponsor: Missouri Department of Conservation
Event time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Event date: March 15, 2021–April 21, 2021
Event location: Sue Ross Art Center
Event description: A series of maps will be on display in the upstairs exhibit space of the Sue Ross Art Center and will provide a visual exploration of the Forest Lake Watershed using a compilation of the most recent environmental data. The project is a collaboration between ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies’ master of public health program, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. ArcGIS 10.5.1 was used to create a project file compiling various sources of data. ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information maintained by the Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI). Forest Lake and Hazel Creek Lake are waterbodies of particular importance because they provide drinking water to the city of Kirksville and surrounding areas. 
Event contact: Jacqueline Troxell at Jacqueline.Troxell@mdc.mo.gov

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