In celebration of World Water Monitoring on September 18, EarthEcho International is partnering with Xylem Watermark and Western Digital to host events nationwide and offering a suite of take-action resources at www.monitorwater.org to help communities around the world be part of a clean water future for our planet.
2021 In-person Event:
To kick off this year’s activities, EarthEcho International will host a two-day event on September 13-14 at the Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Over 250 students will test water quality at a local stream, learn how storm water affects the health of their community and participate in the engineering design process to identify solutions to reduce water usage. The event is made possible through the generous support of Western Digital. Participating partners include Catamount Institute, Colorado Springs Stormwater Education, US Air Force Academy and Xylem Watermark.
In addition, EarthEcho partners and EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador youth will host water monitoring events, beach cleanups and virtual events to engage communities and connect people to their local bodies of water. 2021 partners include Austin Youth River Watch, Blue Scholars Initiative, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Friends of the Chicago River, Ocean Conservancy, Waccamaw Riverkeeper, Department of Transportation & Infrastructure City & County of Denver.
From September 11-30th, EarthEcho’s 44 Water Challenge Ambassadors, a network of young leaders across the country, will lead a series of community-based water monitoring events in 18 locations. These events include beach cleanups, connecting with boy and girl scouts, implementing virtual class visits to present on water quality and collaborating with EarthEcho partners including Xylem Watermark to facilitate in-person water monitoring events near their local waterways.
Expanding on a robust online collection of community science water resources for Spanish language audiences, EarthEcho is premiering Spanish subtitled video resources from EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design at no cost for educators to stream to their classrooms, either in person or virtually. These videos will further engage diverse communities around the globe and will debut on EarthEcho’s YouTube channel on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7 pm: https://youtu.be/4MuHu1g3BBw - Expedición: agua por diseño - agua de lejos (10 mins)
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7 pm: https://youtu.be/GU3YpTBX73g - Expedición: agua por diseño - Agua subterránea (10 mins)