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Do you ever wonder what happens to all the rainwater when it falls? Where does it all drain to when it hits our roofs and roads? How does so much trash end up in the Indian River Lagoon? Join the Marine Resources Council (MRC) and the City of Melbourne’s ECO Division on our last virtual field trip of the season to find out how you can help prevent polluted water from entering our lagoon.

This virtual field trip session will introduce participants to the impacts human behavior and the best management practices for stormwater. Our special guest this month is Jennifer Thompson, Environmental Specialist with the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department. Jennifer will be out in the field to talk about stormwater drainage systems, and the MRC’s environmental education coordinator Nicole Broquet will be showing MRC’s rain garden and alternative techniques to help clean and conserve water. The presentation will end with a Q & A.

This is a 45-minute long virtual field trip geared toward youth, but is open to all ages. Participants can use the chat box to share thoughts and comments and a Q & A box for questions.


  • An Explorer’s Guide to Stormwater, a Virtual Field Trip hosted by the City of Melbourne and the Marine Resources Council


  • April 15, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

How to Participate:

  • To register for this free event, go to to receive a Zoom link and login information.
  • The field trip presentation will also be live streaming on the MRC Facebook page.
  • Participants are encouraged to email questions to Nicole Broquet at by April 14.