City Partners with K-12 Schools for Stormwater Education
Elementary, middle and high schools that provide educational activities centered on watershed pollution and protection may be eligible for a 20% credit on their stormwater utility fee.
This public outreach and education program is designed to increase awareness about surface and groundwater resources and the effects of urbanization on these resources, and encourage students to be lifelong stewards of our area's precious natural resources. While an approved curriculum is available, schools may develop their own curriculum for review and approval by the City's Engineering Division.
The AJ Whittenberg Lego Robotics Team presented information about how to avoid pollution and trash in stormwater drains to the entire school on the morning news.
Third graders at East North Street Academy learned about how stormwater effects erosion and then tested different solutions to erosion control through a hands-on lab.
The AJ Whittenberg third grade class used the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District website to learn details about different pollution sources.
Students at Augusta Circle Elementary School use a watershed model to study the impact of stormwater flow.
City engineer Lisa Wells worked with the AJ Whittenberg Robotics Team to research stormwater run-off.
Note: This list is not exclusive. For lessons that are developed independent of curriculum listed above, prior review and approval of lesson plans by the City’s Engineering Division staff is required to be eligible for the credit.