Investigating Storm Drains
Water ecoSTEM Kit Materials Used: Almatek Storm Drain Markers with Adhesive Pads and Safety Vests
ENGAGE - Students Observe This Phenomenon
EXPLORE a Kit-Supported Learning Experience
Students will install aluminum storm drain makers on sidewalks or curbs above drain openings, using adhesive pads provided. These markers are intended to increase awareness that storm drains are separate from sewers, and anything swept into a storm drain empties into a river – and travels to an ocean - without being treated.
Students should be able to create a labeled map or write a story about a contaminant that is swept into a storm drain near the school, following its journey to the nearest river where it is dumped untreated- and continues on to the ocean.
Students may create a door hanger infographic that explains their storm drain marking project and educates the public about why trash and waste liquids should never be disposed of in storm drains. (Note: Any students placing door hangers need adult supervision).