For Parents

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Hi Parents! Thanks for checking out our program! We are excited to have your students participating in The Confluence Project this year! Throughout the year, your students will go on three field experiences focused on understanding the water resources in their community/watershed via water quality, service learning and snow science topics, while tying those themes into the course curriculum. We strive to provide your students with the opportunity to get outside and do real science and explore their watersheds. We want them to collect data and critically analyze their results. We encourage them to get creative with their research projects and investigate what interests them. We have no agenda with the research topics and outcomes. We simply want your students to get excited about a research project and present the science of it and their creative solutions to their peers and water resources professionals at the Youth Water Summit.

The date for this year’s Youth Water Summit will be April 20-21 at the University of Idaho Moscow campus. We are excited to improve upon last year’s fun and educational event! If you would like to be a chaperone or come watch the student presentations, please let us know and we can work with you to make it happen!

Last year’s event went off without a hitch, and we expect the same this year. We’ve worked with University of Idaho Risk Management to ensure that this scientific conference is a safe and rewarding experience for all students. A packing list can be found on the “For Students” page. We will cover all costs for the Summit. All meals provided will include options for all noted food allergies. Chaperones, teachers, and trained volunteers from the graduate student and university community will always be present with the students to ensure adult supervision during all activities and transitions. During the student activities (e.g. climbing, frisbee golf, Zumba), we will have group instructors with experience working with high school students; they will be sure to accommodate all experience levels. Certified belayers will assist with the climbing.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Audrey Squires at or (208) 885-6337. If you need to reach us during the event, please contact the Water Resources office: (208) 885-6113.


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