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Florida's Land Grant University

Visit this exhibit for free from September 29th, 2012 through January 2nd, 2013 at:

Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida Cultural Plaza
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.

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View the Smithsonian Folklife Festival site for more about the exhibit

Water: Discovering and Sharing Solutions

Water is critical for life on earth. Plants and animals, including people, need water to grow and thrive. We depend on water for drinking and home use, food production, recreation, industrial uses and power generation. Water affects every facet of our lives and what we do daily impacts the future of a safe, sustainable water supply.

University of Florida scientists are finding solutions to global challenges of water quality, quantity and access. Natural springs, wetlands and coastal waterways are living laboratories where new ideas are tested, implemented and improved. UF scientists work with farmers to discover ways to produce food with less water and to understand water quality issues. They also partner with industry to develop methods for reducing water consumption in our homes, yards and communities. UF research and education on water and water issues span multiple disciplines such as agriculture, human and natural resources, life sciences, medicine, engineering and law.

The University of Florida's exhibit features UF research in action and illustrates ways UF scientists are making a positive difference in our world. Through interactive displays that include live animals and two touchable water tables, the exhibit demonstrates what we are learning about water resources, invasive animals and plants, food production and landscaping.

Stop by to see an American alligator and learn how University of Florida Gators are impacting our world!