Propel Braddock Hills Rain Garden

Throughout the fall semester, GTECH worked with Propel Braddock Hills to equip students with the skills needed to see vacant land as an opportunity, not an obstacle and how to best communicate their vision for future land use. GTECH staff led educational sessions for students to expand their understanding of complex environmental issues. Students then translated their awareness into tangible actions through a hands-on installation of green infrastructure on their campus, allowing them to develop a sense of ownership over their school’s property.

Students also explored stormwater management as an effective strategy in addressing vacant land by creating a rain garden to capture runoff from their parking lot.

Thanks to the hard working and curious Propel students who participated in this project, both in the classroom and outdoors. We are also grateful for Kristen Golomb, Coordinator of Science Programming at Propel, for helping to organize this project.