EarthTeam Schools Map
February 19, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 1.55.42 PM.png

*STUDENT BLOG*

On February 7th we took an excursion to Fern Ravine in the Oakland Hills to do some planting and beautification with Friends of Sausal Creek. Friends of Sausal Creek is an organization with the intention to restore, maintain and protect Sausal Creek. They focus on educating the community on the importance of our environment and...

February 15, 2017

IMG_3402.JPG

Interns spent their weekly meeting this Valentine’s Day testing water samples from 4 different locations, Lake Merritt in Oakland, Antioch Marina, stormwater runoff near Antioch High, and tap water from Antioch High. Parameters tested were dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, temperature, turbidity, and salinity. Interns learned how to conduct WQ testing and what each parameter indicates and how it can affect species. As well as differences in salinity in Bay Water closer to the Pacific Ocean. Interns first hypothesized what they believed the pH and dissolved oxygen levels would be in each sample, after...

January 20, 2017

img_0054

Antioch High Earth Team began a litter assessment of downtown Antioch starting from the high school campus and ending at the Marina. Interns collected litter and entered the data into the Zerolitter.org for a duration of 1 hour and 30 mins.; within that time frame interns collected over 300 pieces of litter. The information recorded about the density and types of litter downtown will hopefully provide the city of Antioch with additional information in order to achieve their zero litter goal by 2020.

 ...

January 20, 2017

img_1586

If climate change is the result of humans adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, is there a way to take some of that stuff out of the air? Yes, there is! Trees absorb CO2 from the air and store the carbon in their biomass (wood). Trees are actually part of a carbon cycle: they absorb carbon during their lifetime and then release that carbon after they...

Subscribe to our Newsletter