At a new nature center in Greenwood, children will be able to conduct water quality experiments, learn about how different types of pavement surfaces affect water runoff and see how water quality benefits the environment.

The Stormwater Testing Lab and Nature Center, set in a wooded area along South Washington Street on the south side of Pleasant Creek, was created by the Greenwood Stormwater Department and will be free for schools and other educational groups to use, department director Chris Jones said.

Podium and seating area in the city of Greenwood's new Stormwater Testing Lab & Nature Center. The Nature Center will offer free educational programs for students and other groups. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal
Podium and seating area in the city of Greenwood’s new Stormwater Testing Lab & Nature Center. The Nature Center will offer free educational programs for students and other groups. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

The city will be able to use the site to give tours, lessons and experiments about water management and the environment, he said.

See more in Thursday’s Daily Journal.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.