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Stormwater Outreach and Education

Stormwater Management in the Classroom and Beyond

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Capture It! Stormwater Arts Contest Now Closed

The Raleigh Stormwater Capture It! Arts Contest is now closed for 2024. Students who submitted applications will be notified of results in 1-2 weeks. Thank you to all students that submitted artwork and videos!

What is Stormwater Runoff?

Stormwater runoff is when rain flows off impervious surfaces (streets, sidewalks, roofs, etc.) into storm drains, creeks, and streams - bringing pollution with it.

Our stormwater outreach and education program provides information on ways to prevent water pollution and why preserving our water resources is important!

Request a Staff Visit

Are you interested in learning more about how stormwater flows through our city? Schedule a visit with our stormwater educator at your school, community, or business event. Request a future visit with us today!

See Where We've Been

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Contact us to share what you're looking for! We can provide a variety of educational resources and activities and may be able to customize our program to your needs. Click through the images to see examples of our activities!

Rain Garden in a Bottle

Build a rain garden in a bottle to see how plants and soil filter out pollutants from stormwater.

Stormwater Story Time

Listen to stormwater story time to learn how our actions affect local water.

Career Day

Request a visit from Raleigh Stormwater to visit your school, organization, or business to show how we help the city protect our waterways.

Enviroscape Demonstration

Get students involved in stormwater through the Enviroscape demonstration that shows how stormwater runoff carries pollution to streams, lakes, and rivers.

Clay Watershed Model

Build a clay watershed model to learn how water flows over hills and through neighborhoods into a stream, creek or river every time it rains.

Virtual Classroom Resources

Teachers, are you looking for online content to support virtual learning? You can use Raleigh Virtual Classroom Resources which offers videos and lesson plans on a variety of topics for various grade levels.

Enviroscape Demo Video

Enviroscape demo: Learn about Water Pollution

This hand-on activity shows you where water flows when it rains. Plus, the types of pollution water picks up along the way and how that impacts streams and rivers

CWEP Educational Videos

These videos were done in partnership with Clean Water Education Partnership.

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