"Power Up at Hagley" Festival

Hagley Museum and Library joins with Power Up Gambia to present "Power Up at Hagley" Festival on Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore ways for meeting energy needs past, present, and future through activities for the entire family. Admission is free.

Wilmington, Delaware -2008 - Hagley Museum and Library joins with Power Up Gambia to present "Power Up at Hagley" Festival on Sunday, April 20, 2008. One of the most pressing issues in our society today is the energy supply. "Power Up at Hagley" will explore ways for meeting energy needs past, present, and future through activities designed for the entire family. The event will be held at Hagley Museum and Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Use Hagley's Buck Road East Entrance off of Route 100, the main entrance off of Route 141 will be closed.

From watermills to biofuels, from drying racks to photovoltaics, from steam power to fuel cells, see how "renewable energies" have evolved with state-of-the-art technology to become the most promising source of future energy. A Climate Change Exchange featuring a panel of renowned experts will engage the audience in a discussion about climate change. Other activities include presentations by local and international figures, hands-on energy models, and exhibitors including energy-related companies.
The festival will also showcase Power Up Gambia student projects from schools in Delaware and Pennsylvania, designed to raise awareness of the energy needs of hospitals in the African country of The Gambia. School children from K-12 will sing, dance, and present projects ranging form new hospital energy plans to a solar corn popper.
This event is part of Hagley's energy-themed year. Geoff Halfpenny, director of Hagley Museum and Library, comments that "through its programming, Hagley will be addressing the various forms of energy presently available or being considered by modern society."
"Power Up at Hagley" is a collaborative effort between Hagley Museum and Library and Power Up Gambia with supporting sponsorship from the Friends of Auburns Heights Preserve. This event is made possible with assistance from exhibitors: Bluewater Wind; Delaware Solid Waste Authority; Department of Energy; DuPont; Engineers Without Borders from the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania; Hetty Francke; Julie McFarland; Mireille Caloghiris; SolarDock; St. Mary's College; and The University of Delaware.
Hagley Museum and Library collects preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American Enterprise. For more information, call (302) 658-2400 weekdays or visit www.hagley.org or www.powerupgambia.org.

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