A new Texas 4-H Youth Water Ambassadors Program is aiming to encourage high school students’ interest in the water industry. David Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, is developing the program.
The program seeks to bring students in grades 9-11 together “to gain advanced knowledge and practice leadership skills related to the science, technology and management of water in Texas,” according to the department.
For each of the 16 regional water planning areas in Texas, the program will select two students to participate. The program will entail a 10-day summer 4-H2O Youth Leadership Academy, followed by each ambassador fulfilling a commitment of 40 hours of service, through activities such as giving water education presentations or volunteering at demonstration gardens.