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March 3, 2017

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*Student Blog*

After the 3-bin system was installed at Oakland Tech, our next steps were finding out how to help maintain an under 10% contamination rate and continue to make changes to the system in order to have every member of the community participating in the new shift. In order to do this we did a waste audit, sorting through garbage bags from various locations around the...

February 15, 2017

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For the past 3 weeks, Oakland High school was visited by Julia Dorosh, Program Associate for Earth Team and Campus Coordinator for Pinole, Antioch and Alameda High Earth Teams. Julia is an expert in watersheds, and provided Oakland High interns with 3 weeks worth of interactive, hands-on activities to educate interns about watersheds, species (native vs invasive), as well as human impacts and how litter relates to the new curriculum. ...

February 15, 2017

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Interns spent their weekly meeting this Valentine’s Day testing water samples from 4 different locations, Lake Merritt in Oakland, Antioch Marina, stormwater runoff near Antioch High, and tap water from Antioch High. Parameters tested were dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, temperature, turbidity, and salinity. Interns learned how to conduct WQ testing and what each parameter indicates and how it can affect species. As well as differences in salinity in Bay Water closer to the Pacific Ocean. Interns first hypothesized what they believed the pH and dissolved oxygen levels would be in each sample, after...

February 13, 2017

screen-shot-2017-02-08-at-11-52-19-am-1This past month, Pinole worked with Program Associate Jenna Topper to assess the waste system on campus. This including an introduction and training in the 3-Bin system, conducting a waste audit, and creating an audit report to present the findings to the Pinole High community.

Jenna has been working very hard with Oakland Tech interns and has successfully implemented the 3-Bin systems at Oakland Tech. Interns are currently...

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