Eco Experience - Waterfest

--  EcoPark hosts its most famous visitor in 2013 with an appearance by Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda (kneeling center right), retired chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation whose family established the company. He shares a classroom eco moment with local middle-school students.

Learning Moment -- Elementary students focus on classes about storm-water pollution.  

Protecting Parks -- A park ranger from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park holds a session at EcoPark for elementary school students about protecting wildlife and preserving natural reources.

A three-acre wetland learning environment at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee is the backdrop for our non-profit partner Keep Blount Beautiful (an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful) to provide an eco education to elementary school and home-school students. The ongoing experience that attracts hundreds of students at one time is called Waterfest.

Lessons at EcoPark take place in a pavilion-type outdoor classroom. Students learn about composting, litter prevention, recycling and pollution prevention. There is a special emphasis on storm water pollution, which was a primary focus for DENSO when developing the park.

The land is also as a refuge where native plants, grasses, trees, small wildlife and a variety of birds and insects can flourish.

Eco Scene -- An outdoor classroom pavilion is a key centerpiece for DENSO’s 3-acre EcoPark during Waterfest, where numerous learning stations with demonstrations and learning materials are featured.