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Students using the Ward's Flood Model as part of the Flood Risk in Schools Program.
Students at a conference exploring the Ward's Flood Model as part of the Flood Risk in Schools Program.
Demonstration of the Ward's Flood Model as part of the Flood Risk in Schools Program.
Students showing parents and teachers the Ward's Flood Model as part of the Flood Risk in Schools Program.
Students using a Ward's Flood Model as part of the Flood Risk in Schools Program.

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​​​Outreach Process Partners launched the Flood Risk in Education campaign in 2010 with Mark Walton (retired from NOAA's National Weather Service). The goal is to help children heal from the trauma of flooding through hands-on play, especially in low income areas that have recently flooded.


Each year, OPP gives a deserving organization a Ward's Flood Model and custom case (valued at $2,000). Through 2007, we have given away eight models--including one to a regional NOAA NWS office that did not have another funding source. ​​  Apply today!


The interactive model helps the kids, and adults, get a better understanding about the role of watersheds, levees, and planned or unplanned urban development on downstream flood risk. 


OPP also awards the most active group who uses the model for the campaign's purposes at the annual Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) conference. The prize is $100 to through yourself a party.  It doesn't have to be an OPP-sponsored model to qualify for this award. Winners are selected based on their activity level on the campaign's facebook page. 

For more information, visit the "Flood Risk Education'"  Facebook page and follow on Twitter @FloodRisk.

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Demonstration of the Ward's Flood Model to students as part of the Flood Risk Education in Schools Program.