EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador
Nicolette Stamos is a high honors student from Stow, MA in the 11th grade at Minuteman High School where she is studying Environmental Science. She spends her summers in Gloucester, MA volunteering with the Massachusetts Oyster Project to repopulate native oysters to the local harbors and volunteering her Saturday mornings to clean local boat landings of debris, which is tracked and logged on the Marine Debris Tracker sponsored by NOAA and National Geographic. She spends her afternoons as a local tour guide and deckhand on the Gloucester Harbor Water Taxi informing the public of historic landmarks and local folklore. As a level one US Sailing instructor she spends her summer mornings teaching 420 sailing skills to budding sailors. She is an active member of the Gloucester High School sailing team where she races 420s in the Mass Bay League spring races. Nicolette enjoys acting and singing whenever she can in local choruses and performances. She also produces, and edits a variety of shows for her local TV station, recording local people and events over a broad range of topics, from cooking to the sciences, with an occasional travel segment. Although she sounds busy, Nicolette still finds time to hang with her friends and have fun.
Nicolette is looking forward to being an EarthEcho water ambassador and putting the knowledge she learned in her environmental science course to a practical use. Educating the public comes natural to Nicolette. Immersed in the waterfront, she is accustomed to meeting visitors, answering questions and sharing information. As a Water Ambassador she will be able to educate the public on the importance of good water quality by utilizing her unique skill set derived from her daily harbor activities.