Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Water Workshop Weekends: Two Weekends of Family Friendly Events Highlighting the Importance of Water




Get ready for two family-friendly weekends filled with fun events focusing on water's importance! Morris Museum and the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) are excited to host Water Workshop Weekends taking place on July 7, 8, and 15. These weekends mark the new partnership between the Museum and GSWA.

Water Workshop Weekends kick off on Friday, July 7, with the critically acclaimed and star-filled movie Dark Waters, which will be shown in the Museum’s Bickford Theatre, followed by a panel discussion about PFAS chemicals. The film tells the shocking and heroic true story of an attorney, Rob Bilott, portrayed by Mark Ruffalo, who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations. He seeks to bring justice to a community that has been dangerously exposed to toxic chemicals for decades. Following the film will be a lively discussion inspired by the movie and this timely topic. The panel will include Sandra Lavigne, GSWA Director of Water Quality Monitoring; and Laura Norkute, New Jersey American Water Director of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance.

On Saturday, July 8, the Museum will host a family fun day with activities from GSWA and the Morris Museum. There will be two special screenings of the Smithsonian movie, Age of Humans: Water, at 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. This film reveals how humans have impacted the Earth’s water, and details what we can do to change the path of our future. The day includes several thought-provoking activities from the GSWA and the Morris Museum; highlights include Spark!Lab’s “Help Clean Up the Ocean,” the game, “A Day in the Life of a Drop of Water”, the “Water-Match Challenge”, and a watercolor activity. This event is free for Morris Museum and GSWA Members.

The fun continues the following weekend on Saturday, July 15, at GSWA’s Conservation Management Area (CMA) on Tiger Lily Lane in Harding, where visitors will participate in hikes, family-friendly activities, and nature crafts. This is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the 16th year of the City of Water Day, which builds awareness and reaches towards the goal of a climate-resilient New York and New Jersey harbor. This event is free for Morris Museum and GSWA Members.




Water Workshop Weekends Events



Film Screening of Dark Waters at the Morris Museum

Friday, July 7, at 6:30-9:00 PM

Tickets: Members $12 | Non-members $15

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960




Family Fun Day at the Morris Museum and Two Screenings of Age of Humans: Water

Saturday, July 8, at 11:00 AM-2:30 PM

Tickets: Members Free | Non-members $12 | Children $8 (3-17)

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960



Outdoor Family Day at the GSWA’s Conservation Management Area (CMA)

Saturday, July 15, at 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Tickets: Members Free | Non-members $12 | Children $8 (3-17)

1 Tiger Lily Lane, Harding Twp., NJ 07960






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Where Everyone Is an Inventor

Excite your mind this May with Spark!Lab, whether it be a long weekend, school closures, or a family day. We offer many unique, project-specific stations, where young inventors can engage directly with engineering and design challenges. Open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 PM. Timed tickets are available at the front desk for any child (ages 5-12) and accompanying adult.

Spark!Lab at the Morris Museum is made possible by leadership support from BASF. Generous support is also made possible by Gay H. Osborn on behalf of the Blanche and George Jones Fund, Inc.




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