children decorate a rain barrel

Rain Barrels and Lessons About Water

Bookmark these ideas for students to conduct investigations and learn about water conservation, plus tips for how to build your own rain barrel. This story highlights students in Kansas who calculated the amount of water their school uses, and the dollar savings in water bills after they installed rain barrels.

Outstanding Educator
Michael Hotz

Michael Hotz is a science teacher at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, who focuses on environmental education and leads his school’s Green Team.