Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.
The Missouri Department of Conservation recently unveiled a high-tech makeover at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. Visitors can now experience nature on an immersive video wall in the center’s 250-seat auditorium.
The video wall is made up of nine 55-inch LED screens that combine to deliver one giant image with a 4K resolution. The experience is designed to help visitors discover nature using an experience similar to modern cinemas, Imax theaters and top-quality home entertainment centers.
The new projection system is brighter and sharper than the previous system. The auditorium received other updates, as well, including an improved sound system and accommodations for up to 12 Assistive Listening Devices to aid those with hearing impairments. While Powder Valley is the first MDC center to receive the upgrade, others will receive enhancements, as well.
Visitors can experience the new AV system during a free concert by John Nilsen Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Nilsen will perform his nature-inspired music along with photography by MDC Photographer Noppadol Paothong. Visit mdc.mo.gov for more information about the upcoming performance.