Take Action: Build a Rain Garden

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Learn about rain gardens and their benefit in managing rain water runoff
  • Get their hands dirty by building a rain garden on their school ground or at their home with the supervision of adults
  • Guide learners through all the key steps to consider in order to build a rain garden and maintaining it after

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 8 - 12
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Length of Activity

5 - 8 hours

Materials List

Internet-enabled device
Assessment Rubric
Flood:ED Backgrounder
Soil
Compost
Stones and gravel
Water Loving Plants
Shovels
Rakes
Wheelbarrow
Gloves

Online Lesson Format