Hydromania

This year at HydroMania—a water education festival geared towards third and fourth graders—Isett demonstrated three examples of stormwater drainage as it passed over (a) impervious pavement and filtered through (b) a lawn and (c) rain garden. The students were able to see the time difference for each scenario and discussed where the water cycles to; the impacts of trash, oils and sediment that gets flushed with the rain and how that can lead to flooding; and ways to prevent pollution from entering the storm system in the first place. Other demonstrations included tapping into an existing waterline and a water relay race that showed how water gets lost as it travels—possibly never reaching our streams, rivers and oceans.

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