Rochester Museum and Science Center recently received the New York Water Environment Association Inc. Public Education Award for 2016 to recognize its Regional Green Infrastructure sustainability project.
Chief Science Officer Daniel Menelly accepted the award on RMSC’s behalf in New York City.
The award recognizes NYWEA members for significant accomplishments in prompting awareness and understanding of water environment issues among other members and the general public through the development and implementation of public education programs.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of the responsible water management practices and the educational components we have implemented with the help of many partners in the Rochester community,” Menelly said. “We are eager to build on this exciting work and other opportunities for active research and demonstration of emerging technologies on the museum campus.”
The RGIS project helps community members experience green infrastructure practices throughout RMSC with outdoor and indoor components and interpretive signage. Green infrastructure practices help local water quality by reducing the amount of stormwater runoff entering storm drains through features that allow excess water to soak back into the ground.