Urban Runoff: Design a School Stormwater Management Plan

Lesson plan with video, grades 9–12

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Whether a city is rebuilding after a devastating storm or simply looking to revitalize and improve, working with nature rather than against it is a key part of the process of redesigning our cities to be more resilient and sustainable. This lesson introduces students to the problem of urban runoff and a variety of nature-based design ideas and solutions. Through a school mapping activity, students determine which solutions would be best suited to dealing with urban runoff on their school grounds.

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stormwater, urban runoff, green infrastructure, natural solutions, pollution, water

Published September 2016