A new year of Earth Team’s Sustainable Youth Internship Program is underway for interns at San Lorenzo High School. This year interns are meeting remotely and will be using Zoom and other platforms to stay connected.
Ben McLaughlin is excited to be back for his third year as San Lorenzo’s campus coordinator. Amidst the challenges of running a virtual program, Ben is excited to work with new and repeating interns this school year.
This year Earth Team interns at San Lorenzo 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 East Bay Regional Parks District and California Releaf to maintain planted areas at Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline.
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 San Lorenzo’s residential neighborhoods as part of California Coastal Cleanup Month!
The team looks forward to a year filled with learning, fun, and lasting connections.