Antioch High School

February 2, 2018

IMG_2428For their second meeting of the year, Antioch Earth Team visited the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge to get some hands on experience with the species living there.  The interns spent 2 hours exploring both sites within the refuge, and learning how to expertly identify juvenile Antioch Dunes Evening-Primrose and Contra Costa Wallflower.

The interns were able to see the sites and species that they...

January 25, 2018

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Louis Terrazas, US Fish And Wildlife Service, discusses invasive plants and the threat they pose to endangered species.

As a new year began, Antioch Earth Team started preparing for their newest project: restoration at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge.  For their first meeting of 2018, interns were joined by Louis Terrazas of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  He is a specialist at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, and an expert on restoration and conservation of sensitive species.

The team learned about the two endangered plant species protected at the National...

December 21, 2017

IMG_2303Antioch High Earth Team wrapped up the year with a pot luck, taking time to celebrate the semester’s accomplishments and reflect on the fun we had!

The team of youth leaders shared their thoughts on the team dynamic, expressing excitement about how close our team grew over the semester.  As a group, a lot was learned about managing watersheds and collecting data, and the team...

November 29, 2017

IMG_2172Antioch Earth Team headed back out to the Upper Sand Creek Basin to learn a new skill: plant monitoring. On this particular Tuesday, the team focused on identifying, counting, and monitoring Coast Live Oaks that were planted in the basin by volunteers years ago.

Baseline data was compiled from existing documents showing general locations of volunteer planting sites and Coast Live Oak estimated numbers. Interns...