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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow is a hands-on stormwater education curriculum available from Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H.
The Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum is available as a PDF download

The Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum is available as a PDF download

This experiment style series of activities leads youth and adults to a better understanding of the movement of stormwater in natural and developed communities. It's also a great introduction to green infrastructure and stormwater best management practices.

This is an innovative, fun, and hands-on stormwater education curriculum

  • It is designed to be used by middle-school aged youth; it is also easily adaptable to older and younger youth and also for adults.
  • It is easy to use in classrooms, 4-H clubs, afterschool programs, nature centers, scout meetings and even independently.
  • The materials needed to complete the activities are easy to find around the house or in most grocery and craft stores. They are also minimal and affordable.

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Additional Resources Referenced in the Curriculum

The following is a list of current Pennsylvania Academic Standards addressed within the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum. This list is only comprehensive of 3-5 and 6-8 grades in the subjects of Science and Environment & Ecology.

Tips for using the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow Curriculum at fairs and community events when time is limited.