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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October 27, 2015

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EarthTeam Interns at Richmond High School have been working hard inside the classroom learning the ins and outs of urban forestry and on Saturday  they finally got their feet wet. On Saturday, October 24th, eleven interns came out to support Make A Difference Day at John F Kennedy Park in Richmond, CA. Our interns focused on tree plantings along the street side. Read below to see some of the student’s reflections!

“We went to Kennedy Park to plant trees. I enjoyed it because I was in...

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