Propel Braddock Hills Rain Garden
Program Area: ReClaim
Topic: Education, Stormwater, Youth, Youth Education
Neighborhood: Braddock Hills
Throughout the fall semester, GTECH worked with Propel Braddock Hills to equip students with the skills needed to see vacant land as an opportunity, not an obstacle and how to best communicate their vision for future land use. GTECH staff led educational sessions for students to expand their understanding of complex environmental issues. Students then translated their awareness into tangible actions through a hands-on installation of green infrastructure on their campus, allowing them to develop a sense of ownership over their school’s property.
Students also explored stormwater management as an effective strategy in addressing vacant land by creating a rain garden to capture runoff from their parking lot.
A Rain Garden at Propel Braddock Hills The Propel Blog | October 11, 2013
This school year, students at Propel Braddock Hills are learning while making their community and city a better, more environmentally-friendly place. Through a grant from Starbucks and collaboration with GTECH, Propel Braddock Hills third grade and sixth grade students built a rain garden to help prevent… Read more
Thanks to the hard working and curious Propel students who participated in this project, both in the classroom and outdoors. We are also grateful for Kristen Golomb, Coordinator of Science Programming at Propel, for helping to organize this project.