With the increasing demand of agriculture, urban growth, and climate change on water quality, effective water management is critical. However, before water can be effectively managed individuals need a solid knowledge of water resources, natural and anthropogenic influences, changing and emerging threats to water, and how local water issues affect world water supply. Evidence suggests that many Americans lack these foundational components, making youth water education critical.
Tune in on Wednesday, February 12th for the next edition of The Current where we will hear from the Network’s youth water education team who will summarize the results of their recently conducted needs assessment. The team will overview their findings on the water curriculum currently being used throughout the region, aspects of youth water education that effectively engage youth, and the barriers educators both in and out of Extension face when conducting youth water education.
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