The Highways Division, Oahu District’s Storm Water Management Program recently launched a new online video series focused on teaching keiki about protecting our ocean, rivers, and streams from pollution. Inspired by the popular Hawaii Storm Patrol: New Recruits booklet, the new Hawaii Storm Patrol Online Learning Series is designed for teaching third-grade students about Hawaii’s storm drain system and highlighting the importance of preventing litter, debris, chemicals, and other pollutants from entering the storm drains.

The virtual modules feature four engaging, animated videos that feature the following content.

  • The Water Cycle
  • How Hawaii’s Storm Drains Work
  • Different Types of Pollution
  • The Impact of Storm Water on Our Ocean and Near Shore Waters

Characters from the booklet star in the new series and offer tips to protect the environment, and each video is followed by a short quiz to help young viewers retain information. Students who complete the online learning series become an official recruit of the Hawaii Storm Patrol and can download a specifically designed background to use for their virtual classes and activities.

An instructor’s guide is also provided to help parents and teachers utilize the online learning series in a remote learning or classroom setting.

The free series is available online at http://dev.stormwaterhawaii.com/sp-video/.

While the series was designed for third-graders, it is appropriate for learners of all ages. If you know a student or teacher who may be interested in learning more, please email us at info@stormwaterhawaii.com.