The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at the University of Hawai'i Maui College (UHMC), the Water Institute for Sustainability Education (WISE) and Roth Ecological Design International LLC will present a free two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for K-12 educators, school garden coordinators and Maui County representatives.
Attendees will learn about rain gardens and how they can be applied as educational tools in the management of storm water. The first day of the workshop will be held in a classroom on campus. The second day will be completely hands-on, as attendees learn teaching strategies while helping with the installation of a rain garden in the new SLIM UHMC Community Garden at the college.
The instructor, Lauren Roth of Roth Ecological Design International, works exclusively in creative water management. She has won numerous prizes for her innovative designs for beautiful and effective storm water harvesting.
Rain Gardens: a Free Workshop for K-12 Educators
Registration is limited; call 984-3379 by April 15.