Rain gardens are shallow depressions that are designed to catch and capture surface water runoff or water from downspouts. Runoff trapped in the rain garden is absorbed by the soil where pollutants are removed before the water is taken up by plants and released back into the atmosphere. Rain gardens can be an attractive focal point in the landscape and serve as wildlife habitat.
Rain Gardens for Schools
We can assist with all aspects of school rain gardens, - Location Selection -Rain Garden Design -Connecting with potential funds - Implementation - Tie in lesson with rain gardens into the curriculum
Deer Park High School Design
Rain Garden School Activities
The Rain Garden School Activity guide was developed by Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District and Greenacres Water Quality Project LLC. The guide goes through the activities from the beginning phases of learning what a rain garden is to designing the rain garden, selecting plants and determining if the rain garden is a success. Each activity has lessons for elementary (3-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) students. The lessons below are listed in order as you work through the design and implementation of a rain garden. The full guide is also listed.