The Rain Project Launch: Floating Treatment Wetland on Mason Pond
On May 12, 2015, students from the EVPP 378 Ecological Sustainability class taught by Department of Environmental Science & Policy associate professor Dr. Changwhoo Ahn launched a 1,700-plant floating wetland on Mason Pond.
Known as The Rain Project, the floating treatment wetland is a year-long case study of what the founders of EcoScience + Art hope to perpetuate for college education, scholarship, and service. Students participate in a project-based learning approach aimed at developing innovative interdisciplinary education and scholarship. The goal is to raise awareness of critical stormwater issues for the Mason community, by means of a year-long project (Fall 2014 through Fall 2015) in which science collaborates with engineering, arts, and humanities in order to design and implement a floating wetland in Mason Pond.
The full article on the launch from the Mason NewsDesk on 5/13/2015
An interview with Dr. Changwoo Ahn on The Rain Project by The STEAM Table
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