Geothermal Rising Museum Exhibit
A new exhibit about geothermal resources, which debuted at The Discovery museum in Reno, NV., offers a unique opportunity to visitors of all ages to learn about the bountiful source of energy hidden beneath our feet. Visitors of all ages have an opportunity to learn about the many ways in which geothermal resources can be used to generate electricity, heat and cool buildings, and more.
The exhibit showcases how geothermal resources are used for various purposes, including power generation, heating and cooling buildings, agricultural uses (greenhouses and aquaculture), and the source of therapeutic hot springs waters. This puts geothermal energy into the spotlight, and educates the public about how this essentially unlimited source of energy can help ensure that future generations inherit a healthy and habitable planet.
The value that this exhibit brings to the geothermal community is immense, and it’s an exciting opportunity for the public to gain an understanding of this renewable resource. Not only does it raise awareness of its growing potential and accessibility, but it will also spark interest and enthusiasm to participate in the industry that’s gaining global traction. The open source design component aims to help propel that objective by reaching museums and visitors around the world.
Through donations, you’ll be supporting the exhibit’s initiative to teach children and parents fundamental knowledge of geothermal resources, give older students insights into the industry they may want to pursue as a career, and encourage everyone to learn more about this reliable, sustainable, green energy that has the potential to change our world.
Connecting a curious public with scientific inquiry and innovation
Since opening to the public in 2011, The Discovery has solidified its place in our region as the home for informal science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning. Through hands-on galleries and exhibitions, and a robust array of educational programs, The Discovery connects learners of all ages with opportunities to explore a wide variety of ever-changing topics, all designed to inspire curiosity and further investigation.
Originally founded as a children’s museum, The Discovery has quickly transformed into a world-class science center serving much more than families with young children. This transformation is driven by the knowledge that the museum’s potential to make a larger impact in our region requires serving a much broader demographic. By becoming Northern Nevada’s hub for fun, hands-on science exploration for all ages, The Discovery augments our community’s educational offerings and plays a critical role in the cultural and economic growth of our community.
As a proud sponsor to The Discovery’s local educational efforts, Geothermal Rising’s mission is to connect the geothermal community and champion geothermal energy not only in the United States, but also around the world.
In broadening awareness and building positive sentiment about this source of energy, some of Geothermal Rising’s objectives are to elevate innovation in geothermal technologies, and build an enabling environment that will allow expansion of the industry.