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ERIC Number: EJ995339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
A Rain Garden for Our School: Becoming Environmental Stewards
McFadyen, Joy
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v24 n3 p4-7 Jan-Feb 2012
In this article, the author talks about a rain garden project at Hampton Elementary School in Bay City, Michigan. The goal of the project was to slow and filter silt-laden runoff (from parking lots, sidewalks, and playground) on its path to Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron. In addition, doing so, the rain gardens would demonstrate to the township, city, and the rural farming community a proven method of reducing storm water runoff. The rain garden project wove together science, technology, and society. The rain gardens, which hold more than 3,000 native plants, were the first public rain gardens in Bay County, Michigan. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan