JOIN PHILIPPE COUSTEAU, JR. IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SPECIES DECLINE WITH SECOND ANNUAL “OUR ECHO CHALLENGE” NATIONAL STEM COMPETITION
To celebrate Earth Day 2021, Los Tweens & Teens interviewed Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of the famed French oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau. Philippe is the founder of EarthEcho International, a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet.
The organization’s mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future. EarthEcho’s programs are developed for and by youth. All of their resources are designed to equip new generations of leaders and problem solvers to identify and tackle environmental challenges in their communities and beyond.
We spoke with Philippe about the second edition of OurEcho Challenge, a national STEM competition designed to engage middle school students in studying, respecting, and protecting the diversity of species and ecosystems that make life on earth possible.
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Students, guided by a teacher or mentor, are challenged to address the decline in biodiversity by identifying threats to natural resources in their communities and developing innovative solutions. The top three winning teams will be awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to turn their projects into a reality.
If you missed our interview on Facebook, here’s a new chance to see it and be sure to participate in OurEcho Challenge 2021, there is still time. The application deadline is April 22.
For more information, visit www.OurEchoChallenge.org