It Is Raining Classrooms, Rain Garden Installation Webinar and Workshop

Please spread the word.  Just three weeks till the webinar and hands-on training for educators, formal and informal, in Fairview, MD (just west of Hagerstown).

RSVP today.  Thanks! For the PWP.


Frank F. Rodgers, Cacapon Institute

ISA Certified Arborist #MA-4468A


304-240-2721 (c)

304-258-8013 (o)

#10 Rock Ford Road, Great Cacapon, WV 25422





It’s Raining Classrooms! Rain Gardens for Learning

Rain Garden Installation Webinar & Workshop


Cacapon Institute is offering a two-part training to share their know-how on installing rain gardens. Thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Trust and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation this training is FREE!


Are you looking to fix that mud puddle at your school? Do you have flooding issues that cancel recess? Do you want to develop an outdoor learning space that can link hands-on activities to educational standards? We have the answer for you—a rain garden!

Join us in a one-hour webinar to discuss the planning essentials for installing a rain garden, then meet us in-person and get your hands dirty as we walk through the stages of installing a rain garden at the Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview.  (20 minutes West of Hagerstown, MD)


WEBINAR: Wednesday, April 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Participation in the webinar prior to attending the workshop is highly encouraged as it provides the essentials to planning and utilizing the rain garden.


WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 16th  from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview, 12808  Draper Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722 

Workshop Rain Date: Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


These trainings are free but registration is required for both the webinar and workshop. Be sure to REGISTER TODAY!


Please share this information broadly with formal and non-formal educators interested in learning about rain gardens. Questions? Contact Molly Barkman, Watershed Education Specialist, at


Molly Barkman

Watershed Education Specialist

Cell: (304) 279-9189

Cacapon Institute

10 Rock Ford Road,

Great Cacapon, WV 25422

From the Cacapon River to the Potomac River to the Chesapeake Bay we protect rivers and watersheds using science and education.

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