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Green Roof Resources

green-roof-resourcesThese references and resources were initially developed for presentations at the Central PA STEM Conference and the 2011 ASEE K12 Workshop, which included a presentation focused on the green-roof lesson on the eGFI website.

Design

AUTOCAD

Dassault Systems http://www.3ds.com/solutions/construction/overview/

Cisterns

National Cathedral, Washington, DC

General

Going with the Flow, Organic Gardening, June/July 2011

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, storm water best practices.

Philadelphia Watersheds, green infrastructure tools.

American Society of Landscape Architects, explore the benefits of green roofs.

Center for Green Schools: why green schools? Interactive lesson.

Green Roofs

Let it Rain: Syracuse University’s project to monitor the Oncenter Convention Center’s  green roof.

Stormwater.net’s benefits of green roofs.

Scientific American, Green Roof Climate Change Mitigation

Greenroofs.com projects.

New York City Parks and Recreation Department’s green roofs field-trip blog and useful handout.

Talbot County, Md. senior center.

Lesson Plans & Activities

eGFI Teachers’ Green Roof Design

eGFI Teachers’ Design a Rooftop Garden

eGFI Teachers’ Green Roof Field Trip

California Academy of Sciences green buildings virtual tour

Rain Barrels

Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, Winooski rain barrels.

Rain Gauges

Miami Science Museum, hurricane rain measure.

Stevens Institute of Technology, Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, weather project rain gauge.

Weather Wiz Kids, rain gauge experiments.

Bob’s Crafts build a rain gauge guide.

Rain Gardens

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Arboretum developed a curriculum and worksheets for designing and building a school rain garden.

School Green Roofs & Gardens

Boston Latin students in the Youth Climate Action Network helped design a sustainable roofscape and community learning center atop the city’s oldest school. The green roof initiative includes a pilot interdisciplinary curriculum on environmental sustainability and is part of a school-wide effort to reduce greenhouse gases and promote health.

The Academy for Global Citizenship, a Chicago public charter school, has a green roof learning center that includes an “edible schoolyard” vegetable garden, chicken coop, and solar panels.

Vancouver BC

Vancouver Convention Center

Metro Vancouver science educator field study guide and resources

Vancouver Convention Center’s Green Roof (2:29 YouTube video).

Vancouver’s 6-acre Living Green Roof (4:31 minute YouTube video)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX0JHdVd27o [/youtube]

Video

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Field Guide: Green Roofs, they’re all the rage, but do they really work?

Vancouver Convention Center’s Living Roof: (2:42 YouTube video)

Vancouver Convention Center’s Green Roof:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_REv2rcamz4&feature=related[/youtube]

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