Doing Big Things on a Little Mountain

The Roper Mountain Science Center (RMSC) Doing Big Things on a Little Mountain free online event on September 10 from noon – 1:00 p.m. is an opportunity for individuals to find out more about the new Sustainability Center that will feature our Table Rock watershed, a fully immersive water cycle exhibit!

Our very own Deb Sofield public speaker, speech coach, and Greenville Water Commissioner, will serve as the emcee and Greenville Water Commission Chairman Phillip Kilgore will discuss the importance of our new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center and its impact on our community.

For more information and to register for free, visit, https://ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=doingbigthings.

About the Water Story 

Greenville Water has collaborated with the Greenville County School District and RMSC since 2011. We believe it is fundamentally necessary to provide generations to come with the environmental science education needed to sustain the community.

This partnership provides a unique opportunity to be involved in the creation of a brand-new facility on the RMSC campus that will engage Greenville’s future leaders while establishing lasting, positive impacts in the areas of environmental awareness, sustainability, conservation and water education.

Within the Sustainability Center, a one-of-a-kind Water Story exhibit will feature an immersive water cycle that will guide visitors on a journey through one of three watersheds that provide the community its pristine water. The interactive exhibit will engage young and old alike in the water treatment process and the operation of the distribution system. It will also promote problem-solving skills through real-life scenarios and is designed to inspire youth to consider careers in the water utility industry, allowing the Greater Greenville area to benefit from long-term workforce planning.

“Everyone knows Greenville has great water, but now students and visitors will be able to learn why the protection of our watersheds and ecosystems is so important when they experience the new exhibits and programs,” said RMSC Director Michael Weeks.

The Sustainability Center will raise awareness around the importance of the long-term sustainability of water and the environment, ultimately ensuring the preservation of the high-quality water that is critical to the growth and prosperity of the community.

“Our partnership with Greenville Water is a really important component of our environmental education program. The Water Story exhibit will not only function as a fun, interactive experience for public visitors, but it will also be the centerpiece of new lessons for students exploring RMSC on field trips by discovering the science curriculum subjects of the diversity of life, ecosystems and living systems,” said Weeks.

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Greenville Water provides service to more than 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.