The Power Station

Interactive Visitors Information Kiosk

Located the central plaza of the Orientation Center at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in a protected shed shelter is an exterior grade kiosk cabinet embellished with graphics for branding and visitor attraction. The kiosk contains a touch screen monitor with animated stories about energy and regional recreational opportunities.

Power from Water: The Taum Sauk Power Plant

The interactive kiosk, located in Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park (JSI), will orient visitors to the existence of the neighboring Taum Sauk Power Plant (TSP). Kiosk users will learn that like the Shut-Ins, the power plant relies on the flowing waters of the Black River. Unlike the Shut-Ins, the power plant cycles river water back upstream after it flows through the powerhouse to generate electricity. After completing the experience, visitors to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park will have a better understanding how the Black River is used, how a hydroelectric power plant works, its safety features and where the recreation spots are located in the region and the state.

The experience will begin with four menu choices: Black River Neighbors, How Taum Sauk Works, Storing Water Safely and Visiting the Region. Lively animations will virtually fly the user over the region, showing Taum Sauk in relation to the Shut-Ins. The video will show the main parts of the power plant (the upper and lower reservoirs and the powerhouse) and then zoom inside the powerhouse to illustrate how the hydroelectric plant works. Other animations will show how the new dike is being constructed as part of a safety upgrade of Taum Sauk. Finally, the user will get a bird’s-eye tour of the recreational spots near Taum Sauk as well as around greater Missouri. The videos will have no audio. The stories will be conveyed through dynamic visuals, supported by brief captions.

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