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Curious About Sea Life? Come to a Better Understanding of Fascinating Species During This Exhibit

The Clinton Presidential Center’s latest temporary exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, is a family-friendly exhibit that features more than 20 giant sea life sculptures made entirely of trash and debris collected from beaches. This exhibit poignantly illustrates the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways.

The incredible marine life sculptures will be accompanied by educational signage allowing visitors to learn about the fascinating species, environmental stewardship, responsible consumer habits, and how “every action counts” to help save our waterways. Washed Ashore is a visual reminder of the disposable products that end up in our waters, and that each of us can take action to prevent further pollution.

“Hope, creativity, [and] imagination will be required to meet the challenges that we face with our oceans,” said President Bill Clinton to the National Oceans Conference in June 1998. “But they are the traits that first enabled and inspired explorers to take to the sea. They are traits that allowed us to look at our inextricable ties to our environment and invent new ways to protect our natural wonders from harm in the last three decades.”

The Washed Ashore exhibit will be primarily displayed inside two of the Clinton Center’s galleries. Visitors will see Eli the Eel, walk through the Reef at Risk, and be able to play the Styrofoam Drum Set. Washed Ashore presents an opportunity to reflect on the Clinton administration’s efforts to safeguard essential bodies of water and promote environmental stewardship.

Washed Ashore is sponsored by the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District, which promotes effective recycling to residential customers and encourages strategies to reduce waste. The exhibit will be on display through October 27, 2019. We hope that you stop by!

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, May 4, 2019—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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