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Natural Streamwater Treatment Systems!

This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the ReNUWIt research experience for undergraduates (REU) at Colorado School of Mines. The ReNUWIt engineering research center funded by NSF is a joint program between New Mexico State, Stanford, Berkley and Colorado School of Mines (CSM). The summer research I participated in focused on streamwater treatment…

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Raingardens.us Visualized!

Did you know that you can visualize just about anything? The image above is a fun and catchy way to display data.  Take a closer look, every word on the rain gardens.us homepage has been counted and tabulated to generate the relative size of each circle.  Want to visualize your data or personal webpage? Check…

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Rain Garden Installation Video

These rain gardens were installed during the 2014 Young Middle Magnet Science Summer Camp. Approximately 40  incoming 6th and returning 7th grade students, Hillsborough County middle and high school Research Experience for Teacher (RET) participants, and Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) participants worked together to design and construct two rain gardens. What is a rain garden?…

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Science Camp Provides Students with The Tools to Manage their Stormwater

Approximately 30 incoming 6th grade students from the 2014 Young Middle Magnet Summer Science Camp participated in the Urban Stormwater Management Curricular unit. Student teams took on the role of stormwater engineers through several associated activities. In the final activity, teams brought together all the learned concepts as well as many of the materials from…

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Urban Stormwater Management Curriculum

The Urban Stormwater Management Curricular Unit introduces students to the sub-units of the hydrologic cycle and urban stormwater management through two lessons: Natural and Urban “Stormwater” Water Cycles and Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development Technologies. The lessons may be conducted in any order, however students should complete both lessons’ PowerPoint® presentations and associated tasks (handout, design scenario sketching) prior to…