Antioch Earth Team Celebrates 2017-18: A Year of Victories!
The year has come to an end! This year Antioch Earth Team met 42 times, completing over 120 hours of education and training. Meetings including 22 class visits, 17 field visits, and a public event that they hosted! Together, we reached over 334 community members and classmates. The team planted 295 native plants, administered 30 water quality tests, and removed 8,300 square feet of invasive species!
The highlights of our project were..
- Freshman Field Trip to the Antioch Dunes: Interns, in partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Service professionals, lead a day long field trip to the Antioch Dunes. Participants include freshmen from the high school’s Environmental Science Academy, and activities included invasive removal, native plantings, and lunch on the beach.
- Earth Day at the Upper Sand Creek Basin: Interns worked with the Contra Costa Flood Control District, the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, Friends of Marsh Creek, and the Office of Supervisor Diane Burgis to plan and host a community Earth Day event at the Upper Sand Creek Basin. Over 85 community members attended and helped with restoration efforts including a litter clean-up competition, native plantings, and invasive species removal.
- GLOBE Pacific Student Research Symposium at NASA Ames: After spending many field visits collecting water quality data at the Upper Sand Creek Basin, interns were able to share their findings with peers and NASA researchers at the GLOBE symposium held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
- Spring LEAF at Slide Ranch: Nearly half of the team attended the spring camping event at Slide Ranch over Memorial Day weekend, marking a fantastic end to an amazing year!
Great job Antioch interns!