This summer, Moses Lake School District educators came together for a professional development experience focused on EarthGen’s Stormwater Challenge science unit. Recognizing the need for STEM opportunities tailored to their community, teachers seized the chance to delve deeper into stormwater education, as stormwater pollution impacts nearby Moses Lake and creates poor water quality conditions for the local ecosystem. EarthGen shared resources and activities to seamlessly incorporate locally focused science learning into their classrooms.
A water quality expert from the Columbia Basin Conservation District added a valuable local perspective to the educators’ learning journey. They engaged in activities such as mapping watersheds, conducting water quality tests, and immersing themselves in the interactive Stormwater Solution card game—integral components of EarthGen’s Stormwater Challenge classroom science unit. Educators left the training well-prepared and eager to share local stormwater knowledge with their students in the upcoming school year.