Why not bring a portable educational model with you to your next Clean Communities Presentation? Educational models offer hands-on learning about the way we impact our environment. Suggested models include nonpoint source pollution or a landfill. Make your own or purchase one from enviroscape.
Watershed/Nonpoint Source Model, from enviroscape®
“Hands-on, interactive demonstration of the sources and effects of water pollution. Easily demonstrate how storm water runoff carries pollutants through the watershed to a pond, lake, river, bay, or ocean – and the best management practices to prevent this type of pollution from occurring. The overall watershed/stormwater concept is effectively communicated to all ages (children to adults)!” – enviroscapes.com
To make your own, here is a link to instructions for building your own storm drain model as included on the NJDEP SEEDs (State Environmental Education Program) website.
Garbologist Home Storm Drain Investigation from StopWaste, a public agency reducing waste in Alameda County, California
“What happens to litter that ends up near or in our storm drains? Without needing to pick up litter, students can make observations and ask questions while exploring litter in and around the nearest storm drain.” Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-high school