November 24, 2015

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What do EarthTeam Interns do when they can’t decide on the best project for their campus? They choose two! This year our new interns at Antioch High School have decided to use both an educational and systematic shift on their campus to reduce the litter often seen at their school. Students will be doing a campus wide educational campaign to help their peers understand the effects of Marine Debris in our waterways. Students did not stop there though, they all agreed that they wanted to do more. After...

November 24, 2015

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As we get closer to the end of the first semester, interns are preparing to launch their small group project plans to reduce litter from reaching the marine environment. After collecting data and forming connections between marine debris, the Lake Merritt watershed, and themselves, interns have started four separate plans to implement throughout the year to address marine debris. Interns Amy, Reginald, Wendy, Tamia, and Isabella share their process for their planned project at Oakland High below:

Today we conducted a litter walk at Oakland High near Lion...

November 3, 2015

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“We have completed many litter assessments in Semester 1. We first split into groups, got gloves, trash bags, litter pickers, and data cards and went to different areas to record our findings. First we started on campus and then branching out to San Lorenzo River next to our school. We would split up into groups along the main streets next to the San Lorenzo River and then meet up at Meek Park to discuss our findings. We used the data we collected on campus and off campus to create...

October 28, 2015

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Zero Litter Hallway Projects are 3 week research project that gives interns and introduction to conducting independent investigations and exploring solutions to address an issue they decide to address. This year Oakland High investigated 5 different hallways on their campus, implemented solutions to try and reduce litter in their hallways, and discussed how they incorporate this work into a larger project as the year progresses.  Read below about Wendy’s small group hallway project:

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