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Youth Conservation Council members at a planting event

Youth education

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) created its youth education program to inform tomorrow's leaders — today's youth — about our region's unique water resource issues. The program provides training and materials to teachers so they can help students learn how to protect our most precious natural resource: water.

Youth Conservation Council

The Youth Conservation Council (YCC) provides Southern Nevada high school students an opportunity to earn community service hours and gain valuable experience while learning about real-world, water issues.

Designed to meet students’ varied skills and interest, the YCC program explores how experts in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, education, law and public relations work together with the community to manage Southern Nevada’s water resources.

Participants will examine the water-related issues facing our community and help develop outreach strategies for environmental stewardship including planning and implementing the Earth Day community event at the Springs Preserve.

Public, private and charter high school students are encouraged to apply. Students meet approximately once a week during the 16-week program with some sub-committees meeting more often. The program runs from January to April and culminates with the YCC-hosted Earth Day event.

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The Youth Conservation Council focuses on:

  • Education – exploring water management, treatment and delivery
  • Conservation – protecting resources, improving sustainability and strengthening resiliency
  • Community – promoting conservation through outreach and education

Youth Conservation Council members:

  • Earn community service hours
  • Sharpen leadership skills
  • Develop community building strategies
  • Learn from STEM experts
  • Volunteer at public outreach events