Students learn about the components of water infrastructure and differentiate the various types of water that it manages.
Lesson 4 - Water Infrastructure: Vulnerabilities and Resiliency
Examines water infrastructure vulnerabilities, impacts on supply and introduces the concept of integrated water management as a mechanism to build water resiliency.
Lesson 5 - Examining Stormwater & Sources of Pollution
Identifies the correlation between stormwater and pollution.
Lesson 6 - Identifying Stormwater Infrastructure
Introduces “grey” stormwater infrastructure and the connection between impervious surfaces and stormwater runoff.
Lesson 7 - Introduction to Green Infrastructure
Introduces the concepts of green infrastructure and how it can be applied as a solution to address stormwater issues.
Lesson 8 - Introduction to the Follow the Drop™ App
Students learn how to use the Follow the Drop™ mobile application to collect stormwater infrastructure data around campus.
Lesson 9 - Follow the Drop Data Analysis
Using the data analysis tools in the Follow the Drop™ app and critical thinking skills, students quantify stormwater volumes and potential for stormwater runoff reduction for each of their “opportunities” and compare results.
Lesson 10 - Design Charrette
Participation in a “design charrette” with the school stakeholders to present and discuss identified opportunities.
Lesson 11 - Rain Garden Design
Students apply their acquired knowledge and outcomes from the design charrette to design their green infrastructure project.
Lesson 12 – Funding your Rain Garden
Students explore the process of writing a proposal to receive funding to support the installation of their green infrastructure project.
Follow the Drop™ Curriculum
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Design-Thinking
Students learn about the Design Thinking process that serves as a real-world tool meant to support professionals in defining and investigating challenges in order to arrive at solutions. The lesson provides a step-by-step methodology that can applied to solving many different types of problems.
Lesson 2 - Water Cycle and Watersheds
Introduction to the water cycle, the watersheds and the concept of “recharge”- returning surface water to groundwater supplies.