Stream Cleaner Pinball
That’s right, a fully functional, fun, and engaging tool for
teaching youth and adults alike about best management practices (BMP’s),
stormwater runoff pollution, watersheds, and of course, how to be a
pinball wizard like Tommy!
Pinball is a real world version of CI's popular virtual Stream
Cleaner activity found in Potomac Highlands
Watershed eSchool classrooms. Used by students across the
Chesapeake Bay Watershed (really across the country), Stream Cleaner
is a game of strategy, where the player tries to clean up a polluted
stream by "dragging and dropping" the best combination of land
management practices from the "Stream Cleaner Toobox" and clean up
the stream ... before you run out of money.
The Stream Cleaner Pinball game was created by CI, in partnership
State Maple Company, Miss
Emily Art, and The Efts
Music, to take Stream Cleaner's lessons on the road.
Cleaner Pinball debuted with a 3-day trial at the Tri-County Fair in
Petersburg, West Virginia. Over 100 fair-goers dropped their cotton
candy and jumped out of line for the Ferris Wheel to try their luck
at Stream Cleaner Pinball. All participants left smiling and wearing
an “I’m a Stream Cleaner” button that appropriately features a
native Brook Trout. We consider this event, the first of many, a
major success for environmental educators Bay-wide.
As environmental educators, Cacapon Institute understands the
barriers we all face in trying to engage the public about critical
conservation and land-use issues. We also understand and fully
support the need for developing partnerships, sharing resources, and
working together to achieve all of our mutual goals.
For these reasons, we want to make it clear that Stream Cleaner
Pinball is for your organization, your audience, and you.
To use Stream Cleaner Pinball at your fair, conference, camp, or
school, email us at
Stream Cleaner Pinball or call 304-856-1385.
To learn more about BMP’s and play our online version, click on
“Stream Cleaner” on the Middle School's