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Stormwater Maui to offer youth learning activities

A Stormwater Maui team member uses an interactive model to demonstrate how rainfall and stormwater flow can affect a coastal environment. A program of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division, Maui District, Stormwater Maui offers educational presentations about pollution prevention and protecting the island's environment. — State Department of Transportation Highways Division – Maui District photo

Stormwater Maui will offer hands-on activities to youth at the Maui Ocean Center’s Discovery Plaza from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 20, Oct. 15 and Dec. 21.

The activities are designed to help youth learn more about protecting Maui’s marine environment through stormwater awareness and pollution prevention.

Through interactive and educational models depicting a coastal watershed and Maui’s storm drain system, participants will be able to mimic rainfall and stormwater flow to visualize how pollutants can be carried from their various sources into storm drains and eventually out to the ocean and other bodies of water. Pollutants that get into Maui’s stormwater can cause significant damage to the island’s ecosystems. Youth will also learn tips on how to prevent pollution generated from everyday actions and win prizes for participating.

Maui Ocean Center entry fees apply, but there is no additional charge to participate in the Stormwater Maui activities.

For more information, visit www.storm watermaui.com.

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