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Quarry Hill Rain Garden and Rain Barrel
Rain Garden Installation

Rain Garden Curriculum

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Teachers have the opportunity to explore the water cycle, stormwater management, and the wonders of rain gardens. Explore the Rain Garden Curriculum developed by the City of Rochester.

All lessons are tied to current Minnesota Teaching Standards (as of August 2013).

Contact Stephanie Hatzenbihler, Environmental Education Specialist with questions on our curriculum.

Elementary Lessons

Middle School Lessons

This Rain Garden Curriculum may also be used in preparation for your school or classroom to participate in a rain garden installation on your school's grounds.  If you're considering this, please explore our cost-share grant opportunity.

Realize Rain Gardens Cost-Share Grant