A new year of Earth Team’s Sustainable Youth Internship Program is underway for interns at Skyline High School. This year interns are using Zoom and other platforms to meet remotely and stay connected.
Ben McLaughlin will be taking over as Skyline’s campus coordinator this year. Ben is excited to work with new and repeating interns this school year and is confident the remote meetings will not stop the team’s ability to make a positive impact.
This year Earth Team interns at Skyline 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 Alameda National Wildlife Refuge and protect and install habitats for endangered migratory birds.
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 Oakland’s residential neighborhoods as part of California Coastal Cleanup Month!
The team looks forward to a year filled with learning, fun, and lasting connections.