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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Designing Our World: The Portland Water Bureau and OMSI Partner to Showcase Our Water Infrastructure

November 22, 2016

A new exhibit about Portland’s water infrastructures is on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

OMSI partnered with the Portland Water Bureau to create the exciting and interactive new space, titled Designing Our World.

OMSI is one of the top science centers in the United States, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for schools and community organizations across Oregon.

Designing Our World aims to engage underrepresented youth, especially girls, in engineering. It is a series of eight design challenges, where visitors can engineer our city by designing miniature tsunami shelters, exploring the role of gravity in Portland’s water system, and creating bioswales to capture rainwater.

These interactive activities were selected for their connection to our community and are based on information from local experts like Teresa Elliott, the first woman to serve as the Portland Water Bureau’s Chief Engineer.

For tickets, visit OMSI’s website