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Weekend Programme – Water Sustainability

February '18

Weekend Programme

The Cape Town Science Centre has an exciting programme of activities and workshops that are guaranteed to make you an instant water warrior. The workshops, themed water sustainability, will explore all the intricacies surrounding water conservation. The workshops will be supplemented by a Hack the Water Crisis, Cape Town hackathon where Stop Reset Go, the Cape Town Science Centre, together with concerned organisations, business leaders, and design shapers will come together to share information, develop new technologies, ask the important questions, find, and share DIY solutions that work for us.

The future calls for fresh thinking as water scarcity is accelerating. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, “water can pose a serious challenge to sustainable development but managed efficiently and equitably, water can play a key enabling role in strengthening the resilience of social, economic and environmental systems in the light of rapid and unpredictable changes”. In light of the water crisis currently looming in Cape Town, the Cape Town Science Centre has dedicated the month of February to tackling the water crisis.

Join our daily workshops and demonstrations. Visitors will also be treated to our daily Science Shows, Camera Obscura tours and will also have full access to our exhibition floor which has more than 250 hands on puzzles and other exhibits of scientific intrigue.

Saturday, 3 February

11:00 – Building dam walls (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us and learn about dams and their walls by using LEGO blocks to demonstrate the strength of dam walls and how water flows.
15:00 – Water cycle (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us and learn about the water cycle and experience the basic formation of water by using simple household items.

Sunday, 4 February

11:00 – Guide the drop (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
If you love solving challenges then this one is for you. Learn about water saving techniques while you play a little challenging game at the same time.
15:00 – The World water (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us and be inspired as we teach kids about appreciating water and also acknowledging the importance of having access to clean and safe drinking water.

Saturday, 10 February

11:00 – Every drop counts (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
This simple scratch coding activity demonstrates the importance of water throughout all communities and will make kids conscious about water scarcity.
15:00 – Grey water reuse (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us and learn about simple, safe, and effective methods of reusing our grey water.

Sunday, 11 February

11:00 – Homemade rain gauge (Age 8+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Have you ever wondered how much water falls during a quick shower or a big thunderstorm? Learn about rain gauges and how they help us measure rain.
15:00 – Water filter (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us and learn about what water filters are and what they do.

Saturday, 17 February

15:00 – The water well (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Take part in designing your own water well and learn about underground water and its use.
15:00 – My Supersaver (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us as we use recyclable material to teach kids how to minimise water used for washing hands.

Sunday, 18 February

11:00 – Tip tank game (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us and learn about water saving techniques by playing the tip tank game.
15:00 – Water flush bottle (Age 6+ ● Entry Fee Only)
Join us as we use recyclable material to teach kids how to minimise water used for flushing the toilet.