Youth Education

Interested in a stormwater-focused youth program in your school or community?

The Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium offers programs, curriculum, and materials for schools or youth groups located in the Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.

Programs to Highlight:

4-H2O Program

4-H2O - Exploring Watershed summer camps: 4H2O is a water-based 4-H science camp that runs in more than 15 counties across South Carolina, allowing students an opportunity to learn and experience this state’s water resources first-hand. The camp's focus is on hands-on science inquiry to provide children and adults with knowledge about their local water resources and teach them the field, analytical, and critical thinking skills they need to participate in water quality protection.

From Seeds to Shoreline Program

From Seeds to Shoreline (S2S):  This is South Carolina’s only salt marsh Restoration program designed for students. The program is focused on training K-12 teachers on how to lead their classrooms in a year-long marsh restoration.  S2S is led by South Carolina SeaGrant Consortium in partnership with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Clemson Extension.

Storm Drain Mural Project

The Storm Drain Mural Project is an extension of the Strom Drain Marker program. Working with local water-focused groups to create an interactive painted visual aid to highlight the importance of keeping storm drains clean and bringing awareness to the relationship between land-based activities and downstream water quality.

All Drains Lead to the Ocean

In Spring 2017, members of the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium worked with local partners on a storm drain mural painting project at an elementary school in Charleston, SC.