ÁGUA [Water] is a sociocultural project in environmental education consisting of an interactive Scenic Show and an Exhibition of Brazilian Popular Art. The project is aimed at public school students from 7 to 12 years old, and is also open to spontaneous visitors. Scientifically based, this exhibition addresses many water-related environmental issues. By focusing on the biological, social, cultural and symbolic value of water, the project’s main goal is to make the audience aware of the importance of preserving and valuing this public common asset which is so important to the planet and human life. Thus, through art, the project seeks to kindle both an environmental awareness in the viewers as well as a willingness to take action towards a better world. This project ran from 2012-2016 until and benefited more than 33,000 children scattered throughout 9 cities in Brazil. This project was a collaboration between Art Unlimited (production) and Umiharu Produções Culturais e Cinematográficas (design). Tânia Mills curated the project, Gisela Arantes lead the dramaturgy and artistic direction and Dr. Morena Mills supported the project scientifically.
Dr. Morena Mills received the Tall Poppies Award (Queensland, Australia, 2012) in recognition of her work for conveying science to the general public.