Antioch High School

September 26, 2017

Earth Team is back at Antioch High School for another year of restoration and monitoring work! Phillip Drobnicki the new campus coordinator for Antioch High presented to over 10 classes reaching over 100+ students for these years program. After receiving over 30 applications we narrowed it down to 14 amazing interns!

Our team spent our first meeting getting to know one another, learning about the program logistics, gaining an understanding of our restoration sites, and created bios which will be posted on our website!

We look forward to another great year working at Antioch...

Back to a New Year with Earth Team at Antioch High 2017-18 Interns!
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 20, 2017

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Antioch High Earth Team began a litter assessment of downtown Antioch starting from the high school campus and ending at the Marina. Interns collected litter and entered the data into the Zerolitter.org for a duration of 1 hour and 30 mins.; within that time frame interns collected over 300 pieces of litter. The information recorded about the density and types of litter downtown will hopefully provide the city of Antioch with additional information in order to achieve their zero litter goal by 2020.

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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...