The U.S. Embassy in Argentina is pleased to announce the visit of United States environmental young leader Amira Odeh. Graduated with a degree in Geography from the University of Puerto Rico, Ms. Odeh has been involved with environmental community efforts, environmental education, activism and leadership for the past 10 years. She will visit the provinces of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Formosa and Santiago del Estero from April 18 to 25, 2017 to meet secondary students from public schools selected to receive support through the “Ecoalumnos” program.
“Ecoalumnos” is a program created by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with Argentina’s Ministry of Education and Sports that seeks to motivate and provide training to youth by supporting science projects with a social component. Ms. Odeh will visit the following schools selected by the Embassy Cultural Section during the 2016 Edition of the National Education, Arts, Science and Technology Fair (FNEACyT), to receive support for their science projects: Escuela Técnica N° 32 Gral. San Martín D.E. 14 (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires), IPET 250 “Bialet Masse” (Cordoba Capital City), Ciclo Básico Orientado Secundario Rural N° 117 (Pirané, Formosa), and Colegio Secundario Don Antonio Escañuela (Colonia Gamara, Santiago del Estero).
During the visit, Ms. Odeh will advise the students on their projects and give presentations on youth environmental leadership. Ms. Odeh was the leader of “No Más Botellas” (No More Bottles), a campaign run by a student organization at the University of Puerto Rico that sought to ban the sale of bottled water on the campus. Through the campaign, Ms. Odeh was able to expand environmental awareness at the University of Puerto Rico and across the island. For this, she was awarded one of the Brower Youth Awards in 2013 and a leadership fellowship with Sustain US.
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