November 4, 2016

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The Skyline interns practiced their finest field sketches of the large and various trees on their campus. Drawing trees helps focus on the small details, and can help reveal subtle differences among tree parts to aid in identifying different tree species. For example, while the carbo tree has an ordinary oval shaped leaf, the interns noticed that the leaves have a small indent on their tip.

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October 31, 2016

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This year the Skyline Interns will be helping create an environmental learning game; the current working title is City Danger. The interns have been learning about environmental conditions and problems in cities; including, heat, air quality, and water management. Their educational game incorporates all these conditions to teach about how to manage them in a city.

The interns will be responsible putting their own twist on the game which was developed by EarthTeam staff member Jesse Brown. The...

April 4, 2016

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“Planting at Wanlass felt like doing an actual physical contribution to my community and environment. 50 years from now Wanlass will be full of dense canopy trees that give shade and homes to many birds. A place where kids can go and play and run. These trees definitely will increase the birds in the park. Urban Forestry Internship has taught me that a community has many factors by which it is affected by trees. Including the positive impacts a single tree has in a community.” Shaneen Britton

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February 23, 2016

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On February 13th, 2016 over fifty volunteers came out to support our Urban Forestry interns in their efforts to plant a demonstration forest in their community. Students designed the space and selected native tree species for their urban forest located at Wanlass Park in the City of San Pablo. In one day our interns educated the community on the benefits of urban forestry, the intentions behind their design and demonstrated the correct way to plant trees. We were able to plant and stake 20 trees on this memorable spring day!...

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