Tuesday, August 4


During the summer we have been trying to spend one weekend day doing some type of fun family outing. One of our recent outings was to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (i.e. OMSI)

This is an amazing hands-on type museum that is fun and educational for children and adults alike. A family can easily spend the entire day at OMSI and still not see/do everything they have to offer.

Luckily we have season passes so we don’t feel rushed to see/do everything. We usually let the kids take the lead and see/do what interests them the most.
This trip was a little different in that we went specifically to see the CSI exhibit.

Talk about a cool exhibit!

My son was absolutely engrossed with solving his crime; taking notes, entering data into the computer, looking at comparisons through the microscope, high fiving his dad when he got the answer right. He was totally into the exhibit.
But did I take any pictures of the CSI exhibit or of the mock crime scene, or of the mock autopsy set up, or of my son determining what caliber of bullet was used?

I took pictures of the ingenious eco-friendly (old school) lights that the museum uses.
and of the composting notice posted in the bathroom
I love how they explain why they compose
Simply put for all the understand.

I would have taken a picture of the lunch area with its 2 composting bins, 1 recycling bin, 1 trash bin and long list of items instructing people of which items to discard into which bin and how all the packaging can be discarded into the composting bin because all the utensils and plates are biodegradable but my kids kept hurrying me along because they wanted to go play in the ball room.

Ugh, Kids. ;-)


Danielle said...

Wow. I find this amazing. I have seen recycling for water bottles or cans in public places, but that's about it. It's sad that we don't have more because people often carry bottled water with them to beat the Vegas heat.

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Isn’t it Danielle? I was pretty impressed with the extent that the museum goes. I am hoping it catches on.

Good point about the water bottles in Vegas. I can only imagine how many that place goes through ;-)