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

May 31: Suicide: The Ripple Effect Documentary

The Wayne Theatre will screen a new documentary film titled “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. Admission is Pay What You Will.

June 9-10: Dreams Really Do Come True/The Music of Animated Films

The Wayne Theatre presents Dreams Really Do Come True/The Music Of Animated Films on Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m.

June 21-23: Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales  

The Wayne Theatre presents Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales June 21-23 at 8 p.m.

July 22: Heifetz on Tour

The Wayne Theatre presents a performance of Heifetz on Tour on Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m.

July 27: The Quebe Sisters

The Wayne Theatre presents The Quebe Sisters on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.

July 29: The Glenn Miller Orchestra 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Aug. 9-19: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Wayne Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with a two-weekend run, Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 16-19. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.


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