April 10: Freshwater Resources, Museum and Economic Development in Waynesboro

April 10: Freshwater Resources, Museum and Economic Development in Waynesboro

The Wayne Theatre presents Our Precious Freshwater Resources, a Museum and Economic Development in Waynesboro on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.

Leonard Poulin, President of The Center for Coldwater Restoration and member of the Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation Board, will present the April Science Talk. Water scarcity is both a natural and a human-made phenomenon. There is enough fresh water on the planet for 7 billion people; but it is distributed unevenly and too much of it is wasted, polluted and unsustainably managed. Miami is one of 11 major cities worldwide expected to experience a water crisis within the next 10 years. Waynesboro, with its abundant supply of fresh spring water, could play a significant role in the worldwide effort to develop solutions to address this pending crisis. Mr. Poulin will detail the pending problems and the science behind the solutions. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Admission is Pay What You Will.

The Center for Coldwaters Restoration (CCR) recognizes the environmental and cultural resources the South River and other freshwater habitats offer, but also advocates for their economic potential in Waynesboro and surrounding communities.

Outdoor recreation, including fishing, is a tourism draw that benefits the region. However, other economic benefits based on river and spring habitats can be had. CCR also has established a relationship with the Virginia Museum of Natural History and has worked with that institution to bring a branch of the museum to Downtown Waynesboro.

A natural draw from the Shenandoah National Park and surrounding areas, the branch will help educate visitors about freshwater ecology and conservation while providing an economic benefit to the City and its businesses via tourist traffic.

   

Upcoming Events

Oct. 25: Sugar Skull-Mexico Beyond Mariachi

The Wayne Theatre presents Sugar Skull-Mexico Beyond Mariachi on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Oct. 26: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

The Wayne Theatre presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Ghost Tours coming to Wayne Theatre

The Wayne Theatre and Black Raven Paranormal present Ghost Tours of the Wayne Theatre on October 27.

Nov. 1: The Capitol Steps

The Wayne Theatre presents The Capitol Steps on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $45.

Nov. 3: Alsarah and the Nubatones

The Brooklyn-based group brings their ‘east-african retro pop’ sound on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 20: Aaron Diehl

The Wayne Theatre presents Aaron Diehl on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.

Nov. 30: Christmas Cocktail Party

The Wayne Theatre presents a Christmas Cocktail Party on Friday, Nov. 30, from 7-9 p.m.

Dec. 1: Christmas Home Tour 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents Christmas Home Tour 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 15: Wilson Fairchild

The Wayne Theatre presents Staunton’s own Wilson Fairchild on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m.

     

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