EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassadors represent EarthEcho International and the EarthEcho Water Challenge by collaborating with fellow Ambassadors to monitor local waterways and engage communities in taking action to protect water resources. As an EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador you will be responsible for:
- Participating in a virtual training with fellow Ambassadors and EarthEcho staff at the beginning of the term
- Participating in the EarthEcho Youth Leadership Summit (virtual) and Water Challenge Ambassadors training August 6-8, 2021 (All applicants should hold these dates on their calendar)
- Participating in monthly virtual training opportunities to gain skills in water science/conservation and event planning while connecting with and learning from your fellow Ambassadors
- Personally testing the water quality of a local body of water once a month
- Uploading all water quality data to www.monitorwater.org
- Organizing two educational events to engage at least 20 community members per event in a water monitoring activity on or around World Water Monitoring Day (September 18, 2021) and World Water Day (March 22, 2022) (Event planning training/support and EarthEcho Water Challenge test kits provided by EarthEcho International)
- Writing at least one guest blog highlighting your efforts for www.monitorwater.org
- Sharing photos and content from monitoring activities via e-mail on a regular basis
- Contributing 2-4 hours a month to the work of the ambassadorship during your term
Ambassadors will also be encouraged to participate in quarterly EarthEcho Youth Action Network events and will have the opportunity to support the OceanEcho 30x30 initiative. Ambassadors are expected to commit to these responsibilities for a one-year term from June 2021-May 2022.
Upon successful completion of these responsibilities, Ambassadors will be invited to expand their leadership role within this program by serving as a senior Water Challenge Ambassador for up to two additional years.