Our Water Story, the story of Greenville’s water at Roper Mountain Science Center

Photo provided by Roper Mountain Science Center

Last week, we told you a little bit about the new Our Water Story exhibit, in partnership with Greenville Water, at Roper Mountain Science Center’s new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center that will be opening to the public June 1. So let’s dig a little deeper now.

We might be biased, but we’re big fans of our water here in Greenville, and in this exhibit, you can see the process of the water cycle on a local level through the story of the Table Rock Watershed.

The exhibit is immersive, multilevel, and, at parts, interactive.

Photo provided by Roper Mountain Science Center

Some highlights from the exhibit include a waterfall encased in glass (representing precipitation in the water cycle), an interactive “Transpiration Tree” that shows shows the process of transpiration, a 3,000-gallon indoor tank that showcases some of the local animals that are found in the Table Rock Watershed, and the interactive Water Utility Wall, which shows visitors just how complex the process of delivering water where it’s needed can be.

Photo provided by Roper Mountain Science Center

But we can’t give away everything. Mark your calendars for June 1 when the exhibit opens to the public so you can experience it yourself. Want to see more in the meantime? You can check out some of Roper Mountain’s coverage from the media unveiling on Monday on their Facebook.