Solving Water Together: Leadership for a Clean Water Future

Protecting the health of our aquatic ecosystems and access to clean water is one of the greatest global challenges of our time. As Matt Damon said in the film Brave Blue World, “How lucky are we that we’re the ones who get to solve this?” Join Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho International as we host a speaker panel of innovators and change-makers to engage with students across the world as we explore solutions to the global water crisis and connect youth to their local bodies of water through the EarthEcho Water Challenge. This event will be moderated by EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador Ivanya Johnson.

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Know Your Flow Home Water Audit

Audit your water use at home so you can Know Your Flow! Adapted from the Water Planet Challenge Know Your Flow Action Guide, this audit tool is a guide for youth to evaluate their home water use.

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Expedition Water by Design Virtual Field Trip: Wastewater Treatment Plant

Join EarthEcho and Pinellas County Utilities as we learn more about wastewater treatment in Florida. Explore the ins and outs of wastewater management including how debris chemicals, nutrients, and bacteria are removed from water and more!

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Virtual Field Trip: Aquaponics 101 with Mr. Jim Trogdon and Mr. Paul Brentlinger

Join EarthEcho International and 2017 EarthEcho Expeditions Fellow, Mr. Jim Trogdon, and Mr. Paul Brentlinger, CEO of CropKing Inc as we learn all about aquaponics.

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Aquaponics 101

In this curricular guide, middle school students learn about an alternative farming technique that addresses water use in agricultural farming, the environmental impacts of fish farms, and urban development and population growth. This guide promotes 21st-century skills by engaging students in the history of aquaponics through various texts; improving their communication skills by explaining how an aquaponics system works; and engineering your own classroom aquaponics unit through an interactive design challenge!

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Youth in Action: Environmental Charter Middle School

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Youth in Action: Eagle Scout Project with CJ

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The Anatomy of an Aquifer

This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation. Through this lesson, students in grades 6-8 will create a model of an aquifer to understand the structure of aquifers, how aquifers impact our freshwater supply and groundwater in regards to the water cycle.

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Water by Design: Water From Afar

Looking at Earth from space, it definitely looks like a water planet. Although 71% of Earth is composed of water, freshwater is limited and must be managed. Philippe Cousteau meets with Kat Bormann from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Marty Adams from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to learn how freshwater resources are being managed using innovative technological solutions.

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Increasing Food Production with Precision Agriculture

Participating in this hands-on lesson, students in grades 6-8 will lead each other through the integration and application of a real-life situation. This lesson provides a PowerPoint and worksheets to help students understand precision agriculture and its use of geographic information systems to help farmers use a sustainable growing method. Students will then integrate their knowledge and skills to create their own mini irrigation system.

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