Each Spring, PCEI and Pullman Stormwater Services join forces to put on the Pullman 5th Grade Stormwater Expedition at the Pullman Playfields. More than 200 students from Pullman Elementary schools, their teachers, and chaperones are invited to take part in a half day of stormwater exploration in the outdoors with PCEI education staff as well as the Pullman Stormwater Services staff.
Students are divided into groups that rotate through various interactive educational stations. Stations include exploration of a real storm drain in the park, active games demonstrating the impact of riparian zones on erosion and run-off, and a water quality station wherein students take various measurements on the South Fork of the Palouse River.
Our teachers had this to say about the trip:
“The quantity of information is so appropriate. The engagement is outstanding.” –Jefferson Elementary Teacher
“Thanks again—this is a great field trip and connects with our current standards.” –Sunnyside Elementary Teacher
“Everyone associated with this field trip always works very hard and does an excellent job of teaching each station. Thank you for all of your combined efforts.” –Franklin Elementary Teacher
“It’s important for students to see “big picture” of their impact on our water (locally)- great for them to connect their actions to their space.” –Franklin Elementary Teacher