Water we going to do – Rain Barrell project

  • Location
    Calabasas, California
  • Status

The Problem

MUSE school environmental project for the fall of 2015 is to identify locations to where to place rain barrels around the school campus to collect rainfall. We are anticipating a good rainfall season in southern California (Calabasas area) as El Nino is expected this fall. We plan to re-purpose the rainfall to water non-edible foliage on our school campus.

Our Plan

Week 1 – Understand project plan for the campuses Week 2 – Outline main concept to 11th and 12th graders Walk through middle school/high school campuses to identify best locations Week 3 - Mapping of both campuses buildings & plan to collaborate with 5th and 6th graders Week 4 – Collaborate with 5th/6th graders and walk through campus to identify locations for rain barrels Week 5 – Photograph locations for each rain barrel Week 6 – Submit proposal for funding rain barrels to Jane Goodall Institute Week 7 – Purchase rain barrels Week 8 – Install rain barrels & develop protocol where water will be used after rainfall Week 9 – Celebration for completion of rain barrel project with both campuses during Lavender Faire (school raising event) Week 10 or later – Take photos after the celebration event and after the first rainfall with students watering plants from rain barrel Week 11 or later – Write articles to local newspapers about the event and why it is important

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water

The Benefit

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