The Sustainable Youth Program takes a long term approach to environmental education by working with individual core schools to offer a variety of projects–from short-term class visits to year long after school internships–all with a multi-year approach that caters to the unique needs of students and their respective schools. This year projects are focusing on waste, watersheds, litter and a brand new urban forestry project.

Our learning approach

The Restoration Action Project is a curriculum-connected project designed to educate middle and high school classes in local restoration projects. 

The program consists of three or more class visits and two or more field days, and is often used to fulfill service-learning project requirements and to give classes opportunities to interact with their local parks and creeks. 

Restoration ecology education topics range from water quality assessment, erosion control, invasive species control methods, and plant propagation, to wetlands functions/ hydrology and redwood reforestation. 

Students engage in thought-provoking discussions that encourage further environmental stewardship. Restoration field work takes place at a variety of sites in partnership with several organizations (see Community Collaborators). 

Ongoing project sites include: Sausal Creek, Dow Wetlands, Wildcat Creek, Point Pinole, San Pablo Creek, and Pinole Creek.

Our Projects

SITA

Something Is In the Air

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The SITA teams work to deliver air quality related curriculum at several public high school campuses, supporting the engagement of the local communities in the East Bay that live in areas of high air pollution.

SWAT

Stormwater Action Teams

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SWAT is a youth-leadership driven program to improve our local communities’ understanding and engagement in stormwater pollution, its sources and impacts on human health.