Nouns can help solve world water issues, educate youth, and spread the Nouns word on World Water Day by being the headlining sponsor for the MakeWater.org nonprofit #MakeWaterPossible competition! MakeWater is asking for a contribution of 8.8 ETH (approx $13,500) via Endaoment to make this happen.
BlackGirlsCode MakeWater Workshop Event
Last June Lil Nouns funded prop 16 to provide 3,000 water purification educational kits for students via the MakeWater.org nonprofit. Lil Nouns DAO
The climate crisis can leave youth feeling overwhelmed and the MakeWater.org nonprofit offers a way to be a citizen scientist and changemaker. World Water Day is coming and we want to step it up with a Nouns sponsored #MakeWaterPossible nationwide competition. Students will be challenged to tinker, innovate, and become citizen scientists with our educational water purification kits. We can utilize our existing inventory of Lil Nouns sponsored kits to distribute for this event. This is a perfect way to introduce students to STEM skills, possible career paths, and learn about Web3 via Nouns.
Launching on March 22nd students will compete by tackling a predetermined water kit challenge. Winners will be announced and rewarded with prizes such as 3D printers for their school or classroom. Participants will be given a POAP as another way to learn about web3.
Funds will go towards building the #MakeWaterPossible challenge web portal via notion, social media campaign, graphics, videos, and national competition coordination. We have other sponsors already helping with kit distribution, prizes, and
Let’s #MakeWaterPossible with the Nouns!
Lil Nouns CoBranded MakeWater Kit
My name is Ryan Beltrán aka TriggityTron founder of Elequa AKA MakeWater and for the past 6 years I’ve worked with thousands of students all over the world to collaboratively innovate DIY water purification. During Covid we pivoted from arduino kits to simple purification kits that could be sent in an envelope to individual students. This allowed us to grow exponentially even during tough times. MakeWater. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission “to empower students who want to make a difference in the world by giving them the tools and education to tackle real-world water issues collaboratively.” The MakeWater kits are packaged in partnership with the Lighthouse for the Blind a nonprofit that gives jobs to people with disabilities. Using a unique blend of STEM education principles, experiential learning modules, and teamwork, MakeWater prepares K-12 students to contribute knowledge and solutions that make real-world differences, and enter STEM fields as citizen scientists, innovative thinkers, and inspired change agents.
Lil Nouns Prop 16 to provide 3,000 water purification educational kits for students via the MakeWater nonprofit. After successfully passing the vote from the Lil Nouns Dao we went to work. We spent 2022 building out our infrastructure for logging citizen science data, finalizing our new kit design as well as developing two video guided curriculum sets for elementary and middle/high schools. Our new website launched with more features to come in 2023.
Here is a preview of the Elementary Video Elementary Intro Clip Citizen Science - YouTube
We also had our first Lil Noun MakeWater workshop in collaboration with Black Girls Code. So all the components are in place to jump into action in 2023. Our first big event will be our #MakeWaterPossible World Water Day competition for which we are seeking a sponsorship from the Nouns!
Nouns and MakeWater both have an ethos for open source and innovating and we believe it would make for an amazing collaboration for years to come.
Here is a MakeWater kit purifying water via electrocoagulation gif.
- Challenge Students around the U.S. to the #MakeWaterPossible Contest
- Packaged & Distribute Remaining Lil Nouns MakeWater Educational Kits
- Introduce Students and Educators to Web3 via Nouns
- Increase interest in STEM-based career/degree programs and web3 pathways
- A Collaborative Launch Video for World Water Day with Nouns & MakeWater
- Social Media Campaign
- Notion based Challenge and Citizen Science Data Portal for Participants
- $3,500 Challenge Web Portal via Notion
- $1,500 Social Media Campaign
- $500 Graphics & POAP Creation
- $2,500 Video Production
Launch Video Pre & Post Production
Winners Announcement Pre & Post Production
- $5,500 National Competition Coordination
Student Mentoring Livestreams
Competition Finals Event
Kit Packing & Distribution
- 8.8 ETH sent to Elequa / MakeWater Nonprofit via link Elequa Inc | Org - Endaoment or directly to Endaoment smart contract address 0x3294cada09df96d0342fdc7e4548ee76c5f4d8b5