In honor of World Water Day and the kick-off of the 2019 EarthEcho Water Challenge, join EarthEcho International for a live, virtual field trip event – Water Journeys on Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00pm EST. This engaging virtual panel will allow students to learn about the importance of water quality and conservation, through stories shared from EarthEcho Water Challenge partners leading water monitoring programs in critical bodies of water around the world.
Participants will hear from Jesús Sánchez, Education Director at Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where community members have spent decades restoring a river that once caught fire due to high levels of pollution. They’ll meet Li An Phoa, Founder of Drinkable Rivers, who walked over 600 miles from along the river Meuse from France to the Northsea last summer, involving five hundred children in water quality citizen science research, the world's first citizen-led source-to-sea baseline study. They’ll also meet Dr. Khristin Landry-Montes from InHerit (Indigenous Heritage Passed to Present), who is working with local Mayan students in Mexico’s Yucatan to explore the unique history and importance of the region’s freshwater cenote springs. Participants will be inspired to monitor and protect their own waterways on World Water Day and throughout the year through the EarthEcho Water Challenge.
Click here to register for this free, 45 minute virtual field trip event!