Flood Kit

Bionic Team, San Rafael 

Marin County

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The Bionic team created a 3-D printed model to teach people of all ages and learning abilities how flooding works in San Rafael. The Kit debuted at the Flood Fair they hosted in partnership with The Canal Welcome Center. The team also visited Laurel Dell Elementary School to teach students about flooding and to hear from the students their ideas on how to adapt and live with water. Their ideas inspired many of the team’s design strategies. After teaching 4th and 5th grade students and other community members how flooding works in San Rafael, the Bionic Team donated two Flood kits to San Rafael elementary schools and the organization Y-PLAN to utilize as a tool to teach the greater community about flood risk.

Your Turn

Create an interactive model of your community to show how it would be affected by flooding using a 3-D printer. Use food coloring and water to experiment with different flood events.