January 4, 2016

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The numbers are in and... plastic is the king with 77% of all litter.  

During the first semester students made a huge difference in their schools and communities. EarthTeam student interns took to the streets, their campuses, beaches, creeks and community events to collect data on litter and remove it from the watershed. At the end of the first semester just under 9,000 pieces of litter were removed as a direct effort of students. Students are now in the analysis and planning phase to address the fall litter findings. Stay tuned...

December 10, 2015

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After a full semester of Marine Debris education, litter data training and leadership project planning the interns at Antioch High decided to take some time to share their experience from their first semester with EarthTeam:

“I participate in the EarthTeam internship at Antioch High School. From this internship I have learned many special skills such as public speaking and working together with my peers to produce an organized and well thought out semester long project. Not only have I learned from this, but I can honestly say that I’ve made 14...

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...

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