World Water Week Student Forum: March 22 - 26, 2021

March 26, 2021 1:00 PM
(EST)

Summary

From collaborative learning with EarthEcho’s Water Challenge Ambassadors to connecting with experts discussing relevant topics such as water scarcity, careers in the water industry, and sustainability regarding water, EarthEcho's World Water Week Student Forum has something for everyone!

Monday, March 22nd at 1 PM ET: Water Quality Session

Dive into World Water Week and learn more about the importance of our freshwater resources and habitats. By the end of this session you will understand the components of the EarthEcho Water Challenge test kit and how to participate in the Water Challenge.

Speakers:

Philippe Cousteau - Founder and CEO, EarthEcho International

Gianna Tomassini — Water Challenge Ambassador, EarthEcho International

Tuesday, March 23rd at 1 PM ET: Water Scarcity Session

Humanity is facing a water crisis due to unequal distribution, resulting in drought or floods in some geographic locations. Water scarcity is the lack of freshwater resources to meet the standard water demand. Humanity is facing a water crisis, due to unequal distribution resulting in drought or floods in some geographic locations. In this session you will learn about the global impact water scarcity has in communities.

Speaker: Lankesh Kumar — Deputy Manager, Xylem Inc.

Wednesday, March 24th at 1 PM ET: Expert Panel Discussion

Meet leading experts in the water industry, learn about their careers, and the future of water sustainability.

Speakers:

Phil Bresnahan — Research Engineer, Smartfin

Mollie Flowers — Education Specialist, National Aquarium

Alexandra Wells — Xylem Pure Technologies

Lindsey Laughner — OCEARCH

Host: Reece Whatmore — Water Challenge Ambassador, EarthEcho International

Thursday, March 25th at 1 PM ET: What’s Next? Take Action with Project Planning

Become a citizen scientist and learn how to utilize your observations and data to protect your waterway. Define youth voice and how to implement an action project.


Speakers:

Chloe Wetzler — Water Challenge Ambassador, EarthEcho International

Shreya Chaudhuri - Water Challenge Ambassador, EarthEcho International


Friday, March 26th at 1 PM ET: Student Forum

Don't miss this peer-to-peer planning event where student groups can work together to build community project plans! Join us for a collaborative discussion of youth-led water projects from across the U.S.

Host: Philippe Cousteau - Founder and CEO, EarthEcho International

Guest Speakers:

Joey Goldstein — Water Challenge Ambassador, EarthEcho International

Abby Yoon — Student Leader, Love a Sea Turtle

Henry Hall Fellows — National Aquarium

Zach Cunningham — Oyster Gardening in the Chesapeake Bay

Anna Keefer — Eco-Justice

Lynelle Martin — Journey Into the Cell

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Classroom Resources

Snack-Sized Science: Wading Into Water Quality Worksheet

The Wading Into Water Quality worksheet provides background information, detailed instructions and more to accompany our Snack-Sized Science video.

Science Standards