A new year of Earth Team’s Sustainable Youth Internship Program is underway for interns at Antioch High School. This year interns are meeting remotely.
Itzel Gomez is excited to be back for her third year as Antioch’s campus coordinator. Amidst the challenges of running a virtual program, Itzel is excited to work with new and repeating interns this school year.
This year Earth Team interns at Antioch can expect to work on a variety of environmental and STEM projects focused on restoring and maintaining healthy watersheds. When it is safe to meet in-person, the team will continue their partnership with the Contra Costa Flood Control District and Contra Costa Resource Conservation District to restore natural habitats at the Upper Sand Creek Basin in Antioch.
In the first month of the program, interns have been involved in important discussions about the increasing threats of climate change, wildfires, and marine debris. Several students have even completed their own litter cleanups around Antioch’s residential neighborhoods as part of California Coastal Cleanup Month!
The team looks forward to a year filled with learning, fun, and lasting connections.