Sound Education Expands: Puget Sound Starts at My School
Hands-on environmental projects help students deepen their knowledge of environmental conservation while showing them that they can be part of the solution to our complex environmental issues. In 2016, we received grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the EPA to start a new program, Puget Sound Starts at my school. This program will involve students in the design, maintenance and installation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects on school campuses.
Several schools in key watersheds will install student-led projects like rain gardens, cisterns, bioswales, and sustainable landscapes at their schools. These projects will reduce stormwater pollution while engaging students in authentic, project-based learning that makes a difference in their community.