The Global Water Challenge was started in 2003 and is one of Global Health Connections’ original projects. The Global Water Challenge gives Denver-based middle school students the opportunity to research and study water issues locally and globally. Students work in small groups to research their selected water issues, collaborate, and problem‐solve. Students use teacher‐led class time to explore their topics in greater depth, to prepare and perfect water-themed skits in preparation for competition day.
During competition day, students have the chance to interact with numerous volunteer judge panels. These judges are experts in community water and health, and they give valuable feedback and insight during exchanges with students.GHC is looking for mentors and judges!
Mentors will visit the students at their schools in the month of April and teach them about water and sanitation, or help them prepare their skits. This could be science, art, or speech based. Mentors will do this on their own schedule and there is no minimum amount of time required.
Judges will be at the Finals Competition and will judge the top teams of students from the Denver and Aurora Public School Districts who will be presenting their innovative solutions in the form of a skit.
The Global Water Challenge has become a popular supplement to Denver and Aurora Public Schools sixth grade water curriculum, bringing an international focus to students’ work on water issues.
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Policy
- Environmental Science
- Mechanical Engineering
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment