Active Rainwater Harvesting
These activities engage youth in active rainwater harvesting, which uses containers to capture and store rainwater.
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A Heavy Load to Carry
Youth form teams to move water from one point to another as a way to understand the energy and time required to physically transport water by hand. Participants will gain an appreciation of the ease of water access through modern technology and the need to conserve water.
Catch the Rain! Model
Youth create a model to demonstrate a simple active rainwater harvesting system and highlight key components.
Youth use games and either a cistern model or actual cistern to identify components, vocabulary, and processes for active rainwater harvesting systems.
How Much Rain Can You Catch?
Youth use math to determine the amount of rain that can be captured from a roof.
Youth determine the amount of water being stored in a rainwater storage tank and calculate the number of drops used for a particular purpose that could conserve other water resources.
Youth use their creativity to decorate rainwater harvesting models to demonstrate that rainwater storage tanks can be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.