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Success Stories

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 Across The Commonwealth – MS4 Coordinator and Teacher Training Workshops

​Teacher Workshops

Many teachers across the Commonwealth were trained by Environmental Educators on the available tools and teaching methods for stormwater quality and environmental responsibility.  Stormwater Education Toolkits are now being used to implement education programs across our state.

 

 City of Hopkinsville

Drain Labeling

The City of Hopkinsville labeled storm drains to let residents know that the drain connects to local streams. 

Have you noticed storm drain labels in your neighborhood?

 

 

 

Rain Barrel Workshop​

The City of Hopkinsville hosted a Rain Barrel Workshop for residents where participants could make their own rain barrels. Rain barrels store water that runs off your rooftop until you need it – which reduces your water bill!

 

 Burlington, Kentucky

Submitted by Anita France, Teacher

​Immaculate Heart of Mary School – 73 fourth grade students experienced the following lessons from the Stormwater Education Toolkit for Schools :

  • Macromania
  • A Drop in the Bucket
  • Globe Toss – water Distribution on Earth

 Georgetown, Kentucky

Submitted by Eric Larson, City Engineer-MS4 Coordinator

  • Royal Springs Middle School – Conservation Education Field Day – 140 6th grade students
  • Georgetown Middle School – Conservation Education Field Day at Great Crossings Park – 120 6th grade students
  • Georgetown Middle School – 180 6th grade students
  • Scott County Middle School – 128 6th grade students
  • Scott County Middle School – 128 8th grade students

 Independence, Kentucky

Submitted by Susan Hirsche, Grade K-5 Science Lab Teacher
Beechgrove Elementary School

Two fourth graders in Independence, KY were awarded first place at Beechgrove Elementary School’s science fair for their project, "The Effect of Slope Angle on the Amount of Eroded Material".  The project was a great lesson on how easily exposed soil can wash away.


They then proceeded to compete at the school district level. Congratulations to these two students and their teachers!

 City of Worthington

Submitted by Vicki Ruby, City Clerk/Treasurer-MS4 Coordinator and Jo Biehle, 4th Grade Teacher

Worthington Elementary School

The City of Worthington demonstrated the importance of stormwater quality to school children through creation of lunch room bulletin boards and a water quality testing field trip aboard the P.A. Denny paddle boat operated by the Ohio River Sanitation Commission.

A stormwater theme with the Disney Film WALL E, as a “Saving the Earth through water conservation and pollution control” message. According to Jo Biehle, 4th grade teacher, “ The kids really responded in a positive fashion to the message on the bulletin board.”

  •  The City of Worthington purchased copies of "Discover Storm Water", ordered through Project WET , for all fourth graders.
  • Worthington Elementary School 4th grade students – Water testing trip aboard the P. A. Denny paddle boat operated by the Ohio River Sanitation Commission.

 

 City of Campbellsville

​The City of Campbellsville distributed stormwater information at the Green River Lake Clean Up event.

 

 

 City of Bowling Green

The City of Bowling Green’s "Be a solution to water pollution" campaign is encouraging residents to pick up after their pets and keep cigarette butts off the ground. These small actions are what makes you the solution to water pollution.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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