The new Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Program kicks off this summer providing youth a wealth of insight and knowledge into water law, policy, planning and management as they interact with representatives from state water agencies and industry professionals. Water Ambassadors will gain an appreciation for the complexity of managing Texas surface and groundwater resources, its importance to local, regional and state economies, and the responsibility we all have to protect this valuable resource for generations.
Thirty-two individuals selected from all applicants will participate in a summer 4-H20 Youth Leadership Academy tentatively scheduled for July 8-16 in Austin. Following the Leadership Academy, water ambassadors are expected to fulfill a minimum level of service by providing water education in their communities, and by taking part in continuing education activities throughout the next 12 months.
Applications are now being accepted for high school age youth who will be entering grades 9-11 for the 2017-2018 school year. Application instructions and program brochure are available at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/water/. The application deadline is May 15.
For more information, contact David Smith – 4-H2O Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.