- Stormwater education continues despite health pandemic
Stormwater education continues despite health pandemic
The City of Lawton Stormwater Management Division is finding new ways to educate and reach students about stormwater and pollution in the midst of the COVID-19 health pandemic.
According to the City’s Environmental Specialist Cynthia Williams, every year the division visits local third grade classrooms to talk to students about how every day activities can pollute our streams, creeks and lakes.
“We use this fun tool called the Enviroscape,” Williams said. “We call it our ‘pretend Lawton.’ It features areas of a city and rural communities where every day practices can cause pollution. Those practices and situations are then illustrated for the students through this tool. In the process, they learn about how important it is to take care of our water and our environment. The students always have lots of fun with it, but since we can’t be in classrooms this year, we decided to record a video.”
Williams said the reason why they present their Enviroscape to third grade classrooms is because in a national study, third grade students were shown to be the most responsive.
The division will send the video to area third grade classrooms to show to their students. Other third grade classrooms can request the video by contacting Williams by phone at 580.581.3478 or by email at @email.