Washed Ashore™ Sculpture Exhibit

Washed AshoreTHE EXHIBIT

The exhibit will run April 29 – October 31, 2017. Reiman Gardens will feature 10, larger-than-life sea creature sculptures made from trash collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the issue of the pollution in our oceans and waterways. Clean water is important to all life, and Reiman Gardens is the first public garden to bring you this message of conservation, protection and recycling through these original, inventive and imaginative garbage-to-art sculptures.

Learn more about the American Sea Star HERE.
Learn more about the Blue Marlin HERE.
Learn more about the Great White Shark HERE.
Learn more about the Jellyfish Bloom HERE.
Learn more about the Large Jellyfish HERE.
Learn more about the Polar Bear HERE.
Learn more about the Rockhopper Penguin HERE.
Learn more about the Sea Lion Pup HERE.
Learn more about the Trigger Fish HERE.
Learn more about the Whale Tail HERE.

IMPACT

Marine debris is a planet-wide problem. Approximately 300 million pounds of plastic is produced globally each year and less than 10% of that is recycled. Much of it ends up in the ocean. This exhibit is a wake-up call for all of us, whether we live near the ocean or in the heart of the Midwest. We are all impacted by water pollution, not only from trash that is thrown into the oceans, but also into our own Iowa rivers and streams.

Reiman Gardens will be the first public gardens in the entire country to host this colorful, garbage-to-art exhibit, joining the ranks of the Smithsonian, National Zoo, Denver Zoo, SeaWorld Parks, the San Francisco Zoo and more!

CLICK HERE to visit the Washed Ashore™ website.

SPONSORS

Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

Danfoss

Iowa State University College of Business

Iowa State University College of Design

Iowa State University College of Human Sciences

Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences