Whether you choose to do any, or all of the 6 Flood:ED Challenge Action Activities, ultimately Greenlearning wants to see schools across Canada preventing flooding. Projects that have impacts that result in safer more climate resilient communities. We encourage you to do one, or more of the 9 suggested Flood:ED Challenge Action Activities to make an immediate impact. Join with schools across Canada and tell us about your efforts.
Install a Rain Barrel: Students will find the best location to place a Rain Barrel. Tens of thousands of litres of rainwater will be collected and used for watering food gardens and trees. Students will store water when it is raining and put it back into the watershed where it can be used by nature in times of drought.
Install Rain Barrels
Plant a Tree: Calculating Ecological Services. Students will inventory trees and calculate the value of the ecological services they provide. They will create a project to protect existing trees and promote their function to their peers and parents, and plant new trees.
Plant a Tree
Build a Rain Garden: Students will site, design, fundraise and actually build a rain garden for their schools. They will plant native species, attract birds and butterflies and ensure storm water is safely directed back to the watershed.
Build a Rain Garden
Adopt-Your-Drain Campaign: Classes will stencil icons on a drain or sewer to remind people not to pollute. They could also clean those sewers/drains when needed. (e.g. Yellow Fish Road)
Adopt Your Drain Campaign
Flood Protect Your Home: Students will complete a guided home inspection to ensure their homes are protected from flooding. They will develop literacy around flood insurance and protecting property.
Flood Protect Your Home
Home Flood Protector Scavenger Hunt: Students will use an online tool to learn about flood prevention in the home and will use a photograph Scavenger Hunt to prepare a presentation to parents or others.
Home Flood Protector Scavenger Hunt