The SNWA’s Youth Advisory Council is now the Youth Conservation Council! This new council will give students an opportunity to earn community service hours and gain valuable experience while learning about real-world, water issues. It will run from January to April 2022, culminating in the Earth Day 2022 event at the Springs Preserve on April 23rd. Attached and below is the promotional flyer, with a QR code that will lead them to an informational page and an interest form.
Interest forms must be submitted before December 15, 2021. Limited spots available.
More About the Youth Conservation Council
The YCC is a highly-engaging community service program that invites high school students throughout Southern Nevada to examine the inner workings of resource management through the organizational efforts of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Springs Preserve. Students in the program will learn about the challenges of water sustainability in Southern Nevada and explore the design solutions necessary to address those challenges. The 16-week program includes subject-matter guest speakers, on-site Spring Preserve explorations and field trips, as well as opportunities to conceptualize conservation solutions (engineering and science), explore potential conservation programs, develop ideas for educational outreach and social media campaigns and assist in the planning and hosting of a large-scale Earth Day event held at the Springs Preserve.
While focused on water sustainability, the YCC explores all the work that goes into resource management. So, it’s a great opportunity for STEM students but also students who are deeply interested in sustainability but whose academic strengths may lead to a future in government, law, communications, public policy, public outreach, etc. I think this is a perfect opportunity for high school science teachers to identify those students who show great interest in sustainability whether or not STEM is their jam.
Participating students will:
· Earn community service hours
· Learn about Southern Nevada’s water source including supply and demand
· Discover the science and engineering behind water treatment, delivery and conservation
· Evaluate market influence in shaping public engagement policies
· Identify challenges in water conservation strategies
· Create interactive public engagement opportunities (event booths and pop-up classes at Springs Preserve, K-5 classroom activities)
· Volunteer with Springs Preserve Education Team
· Plan and execute Earth Day Event at Springs Preserve
The YCC program launches in early January.