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8th Grade Student, Cyriene Adams inspired to design and install

Rainwater harvesting demonstration Site
at Journey School a Public Charter Elementary School in Aliso Viejo, CA
Installation date: March 26th and 27th

Journey Parents and community Volunteers are invited to help . . .

Inspired byBrad Lancaster’s, (Author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond) presentation last year, one 8th Grade Journey Student, Cyriene Adams, has decided to create a rainwater harvesting installation on herelementaryschool campus. She’scurrently receiving weekly one-on-one support with her Rainwater Harvesting project by Jodi Levine, director of Earthroots.
Cyriene measured and calculated how much rainwaterfalls on the school’soffice that is currently being ineffectively washed down the drain. The goal of her project is to get as much water as possible absorbed into the soil to hydrate local native plants which will beautify the school entrance while offering habitat and food to local bees, butterflies, lizards and other creatures.

The installation of Cyriene’s design will be March 26 & 27 by5th gradeJourney School students,parent and community volunteers to include SOKA internsand Earthroots staff. The group will dig amulch basin to accommodate overflow rainwater from two roofs at the front of the school.

“This project is changing lives and improving the environment around campus,”
says Jodi Levine. Hundreds of people each day walk through this area of campus. It has not been effectively irrigated for years and needs more water. Instead of bringing in water from the city – one brilliant student, with support fromMichelleSpieker, her8th gradeteacher Mr. Martin and Journey School administration & her mentor, Jodi Levine -Cyrieneis demonstrating how we can all live in better balance with natural water flow.Sheis an incredible inspiration to her peers and elders alike
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Parents and Community Volunteers welcome. Please go towww.journeyschool.netfor more information.