On World Water Day, Roper Mountain Science Center unveiled the first exhibit in its new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center and announced the Roper Mountain Science Center Association’s latest fundraising campaign.
The show, called “Our Water Story,” is an immersive, multilevel exhibit that explains through graphics and text the local water cycle through the Greenville watershed, while also discussing the steps it takes to ensure the resource is maintained and protected.
“Our Water Story is the dynamic interactive centerpiece in this world-class facility that will be enjoyed by tens of thousands of students and visitors annually,” said Michael Weeks, director of Roper Mountain Science Center, in a release.
The exhibit will also inspire young people to learn more about their local resources and in their local water systems, said Philip Kilgore, chairman of Greenville Water.
“Our Water exhibit also provides a unique opportunity for youth to engage and be educated on drinking water processes,” said Kilgore. “Through the exhibit and the related classroom lessons, visitors will learn how they and we, as a community, can better protect this vital resource.”
The Roper Mountain Science Center Association also kicked off its fundraising campaign, “Doing Big Things on a Little Mountain.” The association is seeking to raise $4.1 million to support permanent and traveling exhibits in the new facility.
As of March 22, the association already raised $2.5 million.