February 19, 2017

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*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

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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 3, 2017

Alameda interns finished the first semester of their internship by completing a lighthearted environmental PSA video about waste and how it can affect the the bay shown above.. Interns were inspired to create the video to show their peers, after conducting their very own waste audit. The data from the audit surprised interns and pushed them to change the numbers, and see significant differences by the end of this new semester. Interns were pleased to discover that their student body was very productive and accurate with disposing of compost material in...

January 3, 2017

IMG_2736 2.JPGAntioch High interns finished off their first semester Earth Team internship strong by presenting to several classes about the importance of healthy watersheds, litter reduction, and our beautiful bay in December! During the same day at lunch interns hosted a recycling drive and litter guessing game to engage the entire student body. All money made from recyclables was donated to standfortrees.org. Antioch Earth Team was inspired...

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