WoW Confluence Project’s First Annual Youth Water Summit took place on April 14th – 15th, 2014 at the University of Idaho Moscow campus and was a huge success! 115 high school students from five northern Idaho schools participated in the two-day scientific conference. Our students presented their research, ideas and solutions to community water problems to peers, university professors, graduate students, agency scientists and other interested citizens. They all did a fantastic job and gained experience in communicating the science they had learned.
Some of the most exciting outcomes from student projects included:
– One student was given a paid summer internship because of the computer game he programmed for his project.
– A group was asked to present their solution of off-site watering and exclusionary fencing to a homeowners’ association that is trying to improve water quality in their creek and lake.
– The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s environmental agency approached a group of students to learn about their proposal of slope protection to reduce erosion into Lake Coeur d’Alene.