Date: October 13th, 2018
Location: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater @ Rock County
Event Name: Super Science Saturday
Amount of People Engaged: 80+
Length: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Style: Tabling Event and Enviroscape
Number of Protect Wisconsin Waterways Representatives: 4
The Protect Wisconsin Waterways team was at the Super Science Saturday event at UW-Whitewater at Rock County. The event primarily attracted families with grade-school aged children for a STEM educational event. We were excited to show people the adverse effects of stormwater and what they could do around their home to help prevent these effects. Like other events, the Enviroscape was used to show event attendees the many factors that can end up in stormwater runoff. We also engaged in conversations with individuals about how they were doing their part to protect our waterways. One of those individuals said he is always clearing the storm drain near his house. He said he has even gone outside during winter to chip ice away from the storm drains. We hope to capture more of these stories on video during future events to share on social media. After children and families were given a short presentation on the Enviroscape, they received pamphlets with more information about protecting stormwater as well as some promotional items.