Solving Water Together: Careers That Make A Splash

by  EarthEcho International

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Do your students want to change the world? Are they budding entrepreneurs or conservation enthusiasts with an interest in preserving and restoring our natural world? Foster your students curiosities and global thinking with a FREE virtual event all about careers connected to water - our most precious natural resource. Your students will hear from water industry professionals from around the world who are working together to solve the global water crisis. United with experts in water sustainability, your students can help "solve water."

Presented by EarthEcho International and Xylem Watermark, this virtual event is designed for middle school students in grades 6-8, but learners of all ages are welcome to join. 

Alex Wells, Xylem, Inc. (United States)
Lankesh Kumar, Xylem, Inc. (India)
Amanda Horn, Entrepreneur (Canada)

Participating registered classrooms will be eligible to win an HP Chromebook!

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This program is FREE of charge. EarthEcho Water Challenge is generously supported by Xylem, Inc.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

International, STEM, Community Interests, Career Education, Sciences, Literacy, Problem Solving

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Booking Information

This program is only available on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 1 PM EASTERN.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact EarthEcho International

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

EarthEcho virtual learning experiences are open to everyone. Each event will focus on specific science standards for middle and/or high school students, but will be enjoyable and informative for a wide range of audiences. We consider a participant anyone who logs on to view the event. We’d love it if you could watch for the duration and ask questions, but it is not required.

About This Provider

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EarthEcho International

Washington, D.C.
United States

EarthEcho International is a global nonprofit founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. It was established by explorer and advocate Philippe Cousteau, Jr, in honor of his father, Philippe Cousteau Sr., and grandfather, legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho leverages adventure, storytelling, and STEM education to empower and inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future with a focus on ocean health, water quality, and biodiversity.  EarthEcho reaches more than 2 million people in 146 countries, providing original content, immersive experiences, and trusted resources free of charge for youth and the educators and community leaders who work with them. 

We concentrate our work in three areas that leverage the organizations rich legacy and unique strengths: 

  • Facilitating the preservation and protection of the environment; 

  • Amplifying youth leadership development; and

  • Training teachers and educating students

These priorities inform our signature programs that equip individuals and groups to identify local needs, develop plans, and take action related to ocean health, water quality, and biodiversity. 

Virtual Learning Experiences

Program Details


1. This program begins with a introduction to EarthEcho International and our guest hosts.
2. We will discuss importance of water quality and conservation.
3. We hear stories and career pathways shared from EarthEcho Water Challenge partners working in the water industry.
4. Participants will be inspired to monitor and protect their own waterways through the EarthEcho Water Challenge.
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers throughout the program.


The participant will:
- understand importance of water quality and conservation;
- learn about various careers in the water industry;
- hear stories shared from EarthEcho Water Challenge partners leading water monitoring programs in critical bodies of water around the world;
- be inspired to monitor and protect their own waterways through the EarthEcho Water Challenge.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems • Human activities have significantly altered the biosphere, sometimes damaging or destroying natural habitats and causing the extinction of other species. But changes to Earth’s environments can have different impacts (negative and positive) for different living things. • Typically as human populations and per-capita consumption of natural resources increase, so do the negative impacts on Earth unless the activities and technologies involved are engineered otherwise.

MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.

Principle 6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
- The ocean affects every human life. It supplies freshwater (most rain comes from the ocean) and nearly all Earth’s oxygen. The ocean moderates the Earth’s climate, influences our weather, and affects human health.
- Everyone is responsible for caring for the ocean. The ocean sustains life on Earth and humans must live in ways that sustain the ocean. Individual and collective actions are needed to effectively manage ocean resources for all.