The Confluence Project
The Confluence Project (TCP) strives to develop partnerships between UI graduate students in natural science, K-12 science teachers and students and community experts to facilitate problem-based, field science investigations around local water resource issues. Our priority is to provide scientific expertise, invoke curiosity and support field-based experiences that expose students to the multifaceted applications of science in their communities.
To culminate their experiences in the TCP, participating students will identify a community water issue, develop solutions and present their work at an annual Youth Water Summit, a two-day scientific conference with their peers from across the state held annually at the University of Idaho.
The Confluence Project facilitates inquiry-based classroom activities around each graduate student’s scientific expertise in classrooms, supports field-based investigations, promotes community science events and organizes an annual Youth Water Summit for high school students to showcase their research, share experiences and meet university faculty and local organizations and businesses. If you or your business, organization, agency or school is interested in getting involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.