*Photo/video opportunity of ribbon cutting and crowds celebrating RMSC new green campus; Interesting b-roll including porous pavement demonstration
WHAT: The official reveal of the Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). The RMSC campus has completed a huge sustainability demonstration project including green infrastructure practices as well as outdoor and indoor exhibits and educational features. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and other special dignitaries, explore the newly transformed campus, which includes a porous pavement parking lot, an education pavilion complete with a green roof and glass sculpture, and several other sustainable features. Watch a demonstration of the porous pavement. Green infrastructure practices contribute to enhanced water quality, community sustainability and urban ecology.
WHO: Several partners including:
- Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
- Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren
- New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
- Monroe County Legislators
- New York State Legislators
- Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council
- Empire State Development
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Water Education Collaborative
- Nancy Gong Glass Works
- RMSC Board of Trustees members, Honorary Trustees and donors
- RMSC Volunteers, including the Technical Advisory Group and Women’s Council
- RMSC representatives available for interviews
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25: 12pm
WHERE: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 near education pavilion near East Avenue and Goodman Street parking lot
The Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase project is made possible by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s (EFC) Green Infrastructure Grant Program (GIGP), through New York State’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) and the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
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, TruePath Technologies and Water Education Collaborative.
Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.