I saw this today and I stopped cold. I thought I recognized it but I really wasn't certain, I didn't think it was possible for a colder climate to have such a thing.
This one small change helps to solve a huge issue. When it rains too much of the water runs off and is dumped into the rivers and streams. While that might not sound like a big deal, it is! The rain should slowly filter through the ground and refill the aquifer.
I was visiting some people at Dressel and saw that some of the parking spaces had a very odd looking surface. I just happened to see someone who was busy install various things and asked him to explain what I saw seeing. He stated that this surface allows the water to slowly filter back into the ground solving the aquifer issue. Such a small change with dramatic impact on the overall health of our state.
This one tiny slice of the parking lot has the potential to push our kid in many STEM directions. I would bet we could take one parking lot space and create weeks worth of rich learning experiences.
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I would bet this one spot has a minimum of thirteen different STEM careers connected to it. Once you start looking around you just start seeing that STEM is everywhere.