DOT launches online video series

The Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Storm Water Management Program recently launched an online learning series for kids that focuses on protecting the ocean, rivers and streams from pollution.

The new Hawaii Storm Patrol Online Learning Series teaches kids about Hawaii’s storm drain system and highlights the importance of preventing litter, debris, chemicals and other pollutants from entering storm drains. Students who complete the series become an official recruit of the Hawaii Storm Patrol and can download a specially designed Zoom background to use for their virtual classes.

An instructor’s guide is also provided to help parents and teachers utilize the series in a remote learning or classroom setting.

“Our in-person, in-classroom stormwater presentations were well received by students and teachers,” DOT Director Jade Butay said in a news release. “Keiki now understand the importance of protecting the environment and are eager to learn how they can help. We wanted to build on the success of our in-classroom program and creating a remote learning version enables us to reach more students and expand the awareness of stormwater pollution prevention.”

The Hawaii Storm Patrol Online Learning Series is designed for 3rd grade students but is appropriate for learners of all ages. The free series is available at stormwaterhawaii .com.


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