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Environmental Stewardship

Blue Stewards

Blue Stewards

The Blue Stewards program blends traditional education and travel experiences at Palmer Trinity School with scientific research and advocacy happening right here in Miami and around the globe. Working with private and nonprofit partners, students explore the centrality of water in people’s lives by examining water as both an environmental necessity and a key cultural element. For more information, click here
 
The Blue Stewards Junior Certificate, the US Certificate, and the US Medallion, awarded by Palmer Trinity School, celebrate a student’s successful completion of a course of study-action with a special focus on water as an element of life.

To apply, please submit your Blue Stewards application to Dr. Leopoldo Llinás. Applications are due April 1st.

Mission
  • To awaken, through classroom education, travel experiences, field studies, research, and commitment, a new awareness of water’s role as an essential element of life.
  • To foster sustainable communities through a focus on water, a critical resource that connects us across multiple types of cultural, socio-economic, geospatial, and political landscapes.
Goals
Blue Stewards awakens students to the vital importance of water to empower people, protect the planet, and enable prosperity. The goals revolve around understanding our relationship to the planet's most omnipresent resource - water. Blue Stewards aims to:
  • provide water literacy
  • engage in service living
  • inspire creative action
 
Requirements

Blue Stewards Junior Certificate (Middle School)
  • Complete the Blue Stewards Seminar
  • Attend two water-related presentations
  • Participate in two water-related travel experiences
  • Serve a minimum of 20 hours of water-related service-living
  • Complete a water demonstration or innovation project
At the end of the program, Blue Stewards Jr. candidates must present their water demonstration or innovation projects to a panel of faculty and experts in the field.

Apply here

Blue Stewards Certificate (High School)
  • Complete two credits of water-related courses
  • Attend three water-related presentations
  • Participate in four water-related travel experiences or field trips (Grade 6 – 12)
  • Serve a minimum of 50 hours of water-related service living
Apply here
 
Blue Stewards Medallion (High School)
  • Complete two credits of water-related courses
  • Attend three water-related presentations
  • Participate in four water-related travel experiences (Grade 6 – 12)
  • Serve a minimum of 100 hours of water-related service living
  • Participate in a water-focused school club or outside group
  • Volunteer with an organization associated with water
  • Complete a year-long project to include a substantial presentation at the end of the year to a panel of faculty and experts in the field. 
Apply here
 
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