Learn how to recycle your rain with rain barrels! This program will cover the benefits of rain barrels, water conservation in the home, and rain barrel construction. The OSU Cooperative Extension will offer a hands-on demonstration and showcase a sample rain barrel to see if this is right for your home. The City of Norman will be present to offer resources, watershed demonstrations, and information about how you can sign up with City of Norman's rain barrel program.
Rain barrels capture water from roofs and hold it for later use. The stored rain water can then be used to water lawns and gardens, wash cars, or other similar activities.
Registration is encouraged but not required, for reminders and notices.
This program is a part of the Water/Ways programming series and is presented by the OSU Cooperative Extension.
Water/Ways has been made possible in Norman, Oklahoma, through the Pioneer Library System’s East branch by Oklahoma Humanities.
Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
Water/Ways was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Caberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.