Embassy officials visited three universities in Santa Cruz to discuss waste and water management. They spoke to over 150 students at each university and were interviewed on the university television. The week before, officials had a similar experience in Cochabamba where they spoke to packed auditoriums at four schools and had an interview on university television. This speaker series has been an excellent way for embassy officials to interact with students throughout the country. The program will culminate in a student contest on the most innovative ideas for environmental issues.