August 2022
Your Monthly News & Updates
Our Mission
To ignite the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world
Coloring Contest

Time is running out! Enter to win a free personalized brick that will reside along the front entrance pathway to the
Environmental Science and Sustainability building plus a kids' Roper Mountain Summer Adventure t-shirt. You have through Aug. 6 to submit your coloring sheet to win. Best of luck!

Laser Days of Summer

Beat the heat with the coolest event of the summer inside the Hooper Planetarium. Laser Days has arrived with select shows and times through Aug. 13. Tickets will sell out, so don’t wait. Let’s rock!

Summer Adventure

It’s the final week of the most engaging and adventurous event of the summer! Come enjoy hands-on fun and
exploration across the lower half of the mountain Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day is this Saturday, Aug. 6!

Friday Starry Nights

Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Aug. 19 + 26
4:30 or 6 p.m.

Details and Tickets      
Friday Starry Nights

Tales of the Maya Skies
Aug. 19 +26
7:30 p.m.


Take a step back in time and join us on the Living History Farm for the final week of Summer Adventure.

We have several new chickens and ducks that joined us earlier this summer. They’re continuing to grow, so make sure to see them while you can! You’ll also want to take a walk through our garden to see all the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are growing. The sunflowers are in full bloom, indigo is tall enough for a first harvest for dye, grapes are ripening, and peanuts are blooming and sending pegs to the ground which will mature into our peanut crop this fall!

Our gem mine is also open for you to see what you can find. Did you know that you can even take your favorite gem home to remember your time on the farm?

Remember the farm closes daily at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays of Summer Adventure.
…that Gray Foxes are commonly seen on Roper Mountain? A black-tipped tail distinguishes the
Gray Fox from the Red Fox – whose tail has a white tip. Additionally, the Gray Fox is the only member of the canine
family that can climb trees.
Gray Foxes are adapted to forested areas, so our Chestnut Oak Forest suits them well. Their salt and pepper coat helps them hide, and their uncanny ability to climb trees helps them escape predators and other dangers. Acorns, grapes, and persimmons are plant foods they consume. At Roper Mountain, persimmon seeds in their scat are a common sight along our trails. Since their primary food is rodents, foxes are very beneficial to have around.
The Gray Fox is native to South Carolina and can be found in much of eastern North America. Most
biologists believe the Red Fox originated from the European Red Fox, which was introduced into the southeastern United States around 1750.

As you make the driving loop around Roper Mountain or walk the forest trails, be on the lookout for the Gray Fox, their tracks, or dog-like scat.

Submitted by Life Science Specialist Tim Taylor
Buy a Brick

Leave your legacy at Roper Mountain. Purchase a personalized brick that will go along the front entrance path to the Environmental Science Building, and have your name on the mountain for years to come!
Give Back to Roper Mountain

We appreciate your consideration in making a donation to support our mission to help lay the foundation for future successes for school and public programming. Make a Gift.

You can support Roper Mountain in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones by turning AmazonSmile on through your settings and completing onscreen instructions to select us as your non-profit to support. We appreciate your continued support of Roper Mountain.
Leave a Review

Visit our Facebook page, TripAdvisor page, Google listing and / or Yelp page to leave a review and help us spread the word about all that we have to offer.
BMW Manufacturing
Bosch Community Fund
Community Foundation of Greenville
Daniel-Mickel Foundation
Dodge Industrial
Duke Energy Foundation
Fluor Golf For Greenville
Greater Greenville Sanitation Commission
Greenville County Litter Prevention
Greenville Water
The Late Ernest and Betty Lathem
Lockheed Martin
Michelin Charity Golf Tournament
Piedmont Arthritis Clinic, PA
South Carolina Farm Bureau

Fluor Foundation
General Electric
South Carolina Charities
WK Dickson
Debbie Bell
Tom and Linda Hamilton
The Darrell Harrison Family
Ron and Tommie Reece
Brad Wyche and Diane Smock

Bank of Travelers Rest
ScanSource Charitable Foundation
Hal and Minor Shaw
AFL Global
John R. and M. Margrite Davis Foundation
Rob and Katie Howell
Les and Kay Knight
Piedmont Natural Gas
Scott and Pam Powell
We welcome your feedback. Email Roper Mountain to share your thoughts.