Antioch High School

March 7, 2018

IMG_2629Leaders from Antioch High School’s Earth Team had the opportunity to support a group of nearly 40 freshmen from Antioch High School during a field trip they took to the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge,

Several employees from the US Fish and Wildlife Service lead the field trip, organized by Antioch High Environmental Science Academy’s Rick Barton. Earth Team interns helped out by supporting with the various...

March 2, 2018

IMG_2570Continuing their work at the Antioch Dunes, local Earth Team interns returned to the National Wildlife Refuge to continue restoring habitat.

On this particular afternoon, the interns split into three groups to accomplish three different restoration objectives. One team took on the task of cleaning up and tracking litter that had washed up onto the beach during high tide using the Marine Debris Tracker app. ...

February 2, 2018

IMG_2498 (2)Students from Antioch Earth Team enjoyed the beautiful weather while doing restoration work at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. The team arrived at 10:00am and broke into groups to take on different tasks.

One group was responsible for identifying and removing tobacco trees from around the dunes.  The process involved using large pruning shears to remove branches from the trees and weed wrenches to get as much of the root out of the ground as possible.  The interns did an awesome job, but said that the work was very challenging!

Another group...

February 2, 2018

IMG_2428For their second meeting of the year, Antioch Earth Team visited the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge to get some hands on experience with the species living there.  The interns spent 2 hours exploring both sites within the refuge, and learning how to expertly identify juvenile Antioch Dunes Evening-Primrose and Contra Costa Wallflower.

The interns were able to see the sites and species that they...