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Partnership with Non-School Entity
Brief Description of the Project
Students partner with community groups, non-profits, or businesses to plan and implement, or participate in existing, water conservation and/or water quality protection projects.
Full Project Description
The following are examples of organizations that students may be able to partner with, or whose products/projects they may be able to use to learn about water-related issues and solutions:
EarthEcho runs an annual World Water Monitoring Challenge where participants test the water quality of a local body of water, share their results, and take action to protect the water resource.
UN-Water celebrates World Water Day each year on March 22. Students participate in World Water Day by exploring global water issues through their website and sharing what they learned. UN-Water has a special interactive online exhibit where students can discover different jobs around the world that rely on and require the use of water, such as utility worker, fisherman, farmer, factory worker, and water carrier.
The Surfrider Foundation has a San Mateo County Chapter that conducts water quality testing at local beaches and hosts beach cleanup days. Students could partner with them to host a volunteer cleanup day or test water quality.
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project offers a STEP education program where students get to incubate and hatch their own school of steelhead trout and salmon to support the recovery of native fish populations.