As our water issues escalate, a talented group of middle school students have chosen to engage the public and address the problems.

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm, Aqua Squad will present their show: CRISIS IN THE CONCHO: Water Quality and Quantity in our Community, a photography exhibit. The event will take place in the Coop Gallery, 427 S. Oakes.

 Aqua Squad is a group of middle school students who serve as "water ambassadors" for this community. This is part of a project entitled the "Center for Creative Energy" and is a partnership between the Upper Colorado River Authority, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and San Angelo ISD. They traveled to San Diego this summer to present about West Texas water issues and learn about the San Diego River. In addition they have been immersed in photography - and participated in a customized workshop at the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego. This project is supported by an Institute of Library Services National Leadership Grant.

Aqua Squad presents at events such as EcoFair, Girl Scout’s Race on the River, and local science nights at schools. They also present their ideas to groups such as the City Council and SAISD.

The exhibit will also be open for EcoFair on October 13. After October 18, the exhibit will be located in the UCRA Water Education Center at 417 S. Oakes.