The Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase is a new educational, outdoor space in process across from museum visitor entrance and extending down to the Eisenhart Auditorium.
Community members, visitors and passersby can enjoy several green education exhibits including:
- An education pavilion with a “green roof” and glass public art component designed by Nancy Gong (see image gallery)
- Bioretention areas to capture stormwater runoff
- Rain gardens
- Rain barrels
- A porous parking lot
- Interactive displays and more.
The new experience was created with the help of Capstone students from RIT’s Environmental Science program. Read their project proposal here.
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!
The RMSC gratefully acknowledges the following companies and organizations for their significant contributions to the development of this exhibition.
Showcase made possible by:
Special thanks to:
Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care
Genesee Valley Chapter New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA)
New Energy Works Timberframers
Rochester Institute of Technology
RMSC Women’s Council
Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County
Water Education Collaborative
Photo Credit: Christopher Maggio (photo at top of page)
The glass art panel showing the Genesee River Watershed that is now in our outdoors Green Infrastructure Showcase is the product of a unique “architectural glass” process. Explore artist Nancy Gong’s work in this WXXI Arts InFocus feature.