December 11, 2018

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The latter half of November provided some much needed precipitation in the East Bay; the horrendous air quality has plagued the residents for quite some time now. Ironically, Kennedy interns were pouring with knowledge on air quality after having spent a full meeting in dialogue with 2 guest speakers, Michael Kent of Contra Costa Health Services and Luz Gomez of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), respectively.

Michael Kent was first to speak, and, by measuring the looks of engaged faces during their discussion, there’s no doubt that they gained a...

December 10, 2018

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Kennedy and Richmond high school Earth Team are like postmen in a sense: neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night (except maybe that) stays these interns from the swift completion of their appointed litter assessments. The Saturday of December 1st provided very little sun, but that didn’t deter the intern’s passion to clean up their community.

And speaking of community, fellow interns at Richmond High School stopped by to provide some helping hands for the effort! The morning started holier than most; interns met at Mac Arthur Community Baptist Church,...

November 16, 2018

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Two Earth Team Interns spoke at the Wildland Volunteer Network’s annual conference in Oakland. The conference dealt with ways to engage and retain volunteers interested in wild land management, and featured speakers from a variety of organizations.

The two San Lorenzo Earth Team Interns, Liza and Nayla, gave brief summaries of why they joined Earth Team and what they have liked about the program. This gave the...

November 16, 2018

San Lorenzo High School’s Earth Team Internships are well underway this semester. Students started the semester with some team building and setting group agreements, and learning about the program.

Campus coordinator Ben McLaughlin has been helping the interns learn the tree species that are most common in their communities. Students have been honing their identification skills in order to be able to complete the Tree Inventory of San Lorenzo that our interns have been working hard on for the past few years.

We are excited to welcome our San Lorenzo Interns to the Earth Team Family!

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