Volunteer Judges Needed!
What is the Youth Water Summit?
A scientific conference for high school students who are learning about our watershed through The Confluence Project using field experiences and hands-on research. We are expecting about 500 students from regional high schools to attend and present water related research projects where students identify a local water resource issue and propose a creative, science-based solution. The high schools participating this year are: Post Falls, Lake City, Lakeside, Coeur d’Alene, Lake Pend Oreille, Lakeland, St. Maries, Timberlake, Venture, Wallace, and Paradise Creek.
Who’s organizing this?
The Youth Water Summit is an annual event hosted by The Confluence Project coordinated by the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, University of Idaho Community Water Resource Center, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and University of Idaho Extension.
What is expected of the judges?
We are seeking volunteers with a background in science to judge student projects on May 21st at NIC. You will be randomly assigned to judge 2-3 student project presentations (approximately 10 minutes each) per session. Judging criteria are outlined on a judging rubric provided prior to the event and at the required judges training the morning of May 21st. After the presentations, you will confer rubric scores with a randomly-assigned judging partner before submitting to the scoring panel. Training will be provided the morning of May 21st.