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Waihe‘e Elementary School Public Education Event

Feb 28, 2020

On February 28, 2020, Maui Highways District personnel visited Waihe‘e Elementary School to experience another hands-on educational event about stormwater and the potential impacts related to our highways. The event educated a total of 7 teachers and 109 third grade students.

Students were first shown a presentation on the potential pollutants that exist and how they may impact stormwater. They were then able to interact with a “stormwater model” that simulates the way in which untreated stormwater is taken off of our roads and highways, and into our oceans and streams. Together, this event educated students on the impacts that stormwater carrying pollutants may have on these invaluable resources.

Following the presentation, each student received a “Protect Our Water” pencil and activity book.