SWIM joined the + Pool team at Avenues: The World School to Review Green Infrastructure Designs

March 8, 2018




This past semester, SWIM Coalition member, + POOL, collaborated with a group of teachers at Avenues: The World School to teach a group of 6th graders about green infrastructure and innovative design.


The students used + POOL as a case study to understand the science, technology engineering, and math behind innovative design and studied ways in which green infrastructure can better the environment around us. The students learned about CSOs and stormwater runoff, how to test water quality, and how water filtration systems function.  


The course culminated with the students designing their own floating filters that provide recreational, educational and green space for the public. + POOL invited representatives from SWIM and Riverkeeper to participate in a jury to review each student group's Design Green concept and presentation of their model. All of the projects were amazing! Each team had a unique and very articulate presentation. 


Thank you + Pool for inviting SWIM to join you in applauding the work of the students and teachers at the Avenues: The World School. 


Each jurist visited with 5 different groups of amazing students to hear about their projects, what inspired their final design concepts, and how the various designs served their communities. 


Every student had a beautiful design manual that documented their design process from ideation to final design. Can't wait to see what the world looks like when these kids enter the workplace!



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SWIM Coalition is sponsored by the NYC Soil & Water Conservation District and Riverkeeper, Inc. Your donations to SWIM's work are tax deductible under the IRS code170(c)3. 

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