Have you ever given much thought to hydropower, the importance of recycling or how solar energy works? The Great Outdoors is an outdoor gallery that will give you a closer look at how we interact with our environment, what we can do to reduce trash, and the variety of ways that energy can be harnessed.
Environment, Electricity, and Conservation
An interactive water table demonstrates the power of water as children create lakes and dams, float boats through the rapids and transport water with the use of buckets and pumps.
Our 30-foot Energy Tower is made from recycled materials and includes many energy-related and weather activities. Turn a crank and see how hard you have to work to light a single incandescent light bulb versus a florescent one, see how solar panels work and learn what happens with the trash you produce each day.
We All Live Downstream
Learn how to prevent pollution when you explore a running watershed that demonstrates non-point source pollution. There are factories, construction sites, and farms along a river and a lake.