San Lorenzo High School

November 16, 2018

San Lorenzo High School’s Earth Team Internships are well underway this semester. Students started the semester with some team building and setting group agreements, and learning about the program.

Campus coordinator Ben McLaughlin has been helping the interns learn the tree species that are most common in their communities. Students have been honing their identification skills in order to be able to complete the Tree Inventory of San Lorenzo that our interns have been working hard on for the past few years.

We are excited to welcome our San Lorenzo Interns to the Earth Team Family!

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June 13, 2018

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The year has come to an end! This year San Lorenzo High School’s Earth Team met 46 times, completing over 110 hours of education and training. Meetings included 21 class visits, 18 field visits, and 7 public events (one of which they hosted)! Together, we reached approximately 956 community members and

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April 8, 2018

Starting this upcoming week, Earth Team interns will once again be spending meetings surveying neighborhoods in unincorporated Alameda County for tree data! As a refresher, our team from San Lorenzo High has been inventorying as many trees as possible in these county areas using a map called OpenTreeMap. Not only does this map allow anyone to see the data we’ve collected, but it also has built in calculators that can quantify the large number of benefits the trees provide.

As part of their presentation at the YES Conference, some of the interns made a short video that shows how anyone...

April 8, 2018

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Educating and engaging the public in restoration work at Oyster Bay has been a large focus of San Lorenzo High Earth Team’s project at this site. Although many people already enjoy using Oyster Bay for it’s walking trails, bike paths, and off-leash dog policy, it is still a relatively unknown recreation area.

To get a better understanding of who uses the park and what they know about its evolution from a landfill, our students decided to take a survey. They spent a Saturday morning interacting with the public at Oyster Bay and asking...