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Our Town

Children's Museum Exhibit Proposal
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Amy Blanton

on 22 August 2013

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The “Our Town” Children’s Museum Display is an innovative way to educate the community on the importance of public power, public natural gas, public works, and energy conservation. It's also a great way to unite the community in a city-wide project.

The funding and design aspects of the project would require participation from:
multiple city departments and employees
local businesses
various members of the community
The objective is to guide children, parents, and members of the community toward a greater understanding of:
The history and importance of public power, public natural gas, and public works
The power generation process
The cost of using energy
Energy and water conservation
Recycling practices
The Process
Partner with ElectriCities to create a display using materials complimentary to their campaign, "Your Town Your Power"
Exhibit Objective
"Where's the Power?" YouTube video
As a part of NC Public Power, Rocky Mount is one of 70 communities in NC serving more than 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.
By partnering with ElectriCities, the exhibit could travel to the member cities and towns, reaching thousands of people across NC.
Rental fee
$15,000-$25,000 per three-month venue
Renter would pay one-way shipping costs
Maintenance fee for incidental costs
Size: 2000 sq. ft.
Cost: $350,000
$50,000 for design services
$300,000 for fabrication
Additional $25,000 to crate display (in order for it to travel)
Audience:
In order to have the most impact on visitors, it must be at a 5th grade level with elements for younger kids.
Timeframe for completion: 3 years
ElectriCities
City of Rocky Mount
APPA
APGA
APWA
Grants
Examples:
PNC
Lowe's Home Improvement
Funding Resources
Timeline
Estimated completion:
3 years
1st year:
Obtain
funding
2nd year:
Design
process
3rd year:
Fabrication and Marketing
Phase Four
After the exhibit has toured the NC Public Power communities, the City of Rocky Mount can collect additional revenue from renting the display to other museums.
Features of the exhibit
School of Garbology
Watt's Grocery
Power Road
Smart House
Shale Gas Station
Our Town Water Tower
Features of the exhibit
Features of the exhibit
Our Town Water Tower
Displays collection of artwork and posters created by visitors of exhibit
Visual representation of "community commitment" to being energy efficient
"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."
-Walt Disney
Our Town
Under Construction
Logistics
Welcome to
Our Town
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The Process
Partnership
Touring package
The Process
Potential revenue from exhibit
"What is NC Public Power?" YouTube video
Rent
Features of the exhibit
Timeline of power production in Rocky Mount
Recycled Art display
Use recycled materials throughout exhibit
Handouts for visitors
Merchandise for sale in museum store
Interactive tools to teach kids about energy usage
Example:
Grocery Cards from Watt's Grocery store
Exhibit on Public Power, Public Natural Gas, Public Works, and Energy Education
An exhibit for the Rocky Mount Children's Museum & Science Center
A collaboration of this type has not previously been done.
This project is aligned with the goals that City Council has identified for the City of Rocky Mount, including:
Developing strategies to engage young adults in the community
Identifying ways to reduce the cost of electricity in our City
Utilizing all communication outlets
Building better relationships with community organizations to improve human development

We are empowering people to make choices that will ultimately benefit their livelihoods and the environment around them.
Innovative Project
Provides Excellent Public Service
to Rocky Mount citizens and the surrounding communities
Provides Excellent Customer Service
to the City of Rocky Mount customers
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