JF Kennedy / Richmond LPS Air Quality

June 12, 2018

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The year has come to an end! This semester LPS Richmond Earth Team met 21 times, completing about 55 hours of education and training, including 9 field visits! Interns blew up 100 balloons, and sewed a map!

The highlights of this semester were the YES Conference, Tree planting at Wanlass Park, and attending an Environmental Youth Forum.

YES Conference – Students were able to engage with...

June 6, 2018

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The year has come to an end! This year, Kennedy Earth Team met 44 times this year, completing about 120 hours of education and training, including 17 field visits. Interns blew up 100 balloons, measured, and cut over 2000 feet of string for their data visualization project.

The highlights of this year were the Coastal Cleanup Day, Bay Area Mural Festival, visiting Bay Area Air Quality...

April 9, 2018

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A flowering Western redbud.

It’s that time of year again, when trees bud and new leaves grow. As the end of the school year quickly approaches, this new growth is a reminder of the new experiences to come for our students, many of whom will be participating in summer opportunities or heading off to college come fall. When Richmond High’s Earth Team interns visited Wanlass Park at the end of March, they saw first hand how beautiful trees can be in the spring.

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A saucer...

March 9, 2018

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This week, Laura from Rails-to- Trails visited Kennedy’s Earth Team. Rails-to-Trails is a nonprofit that turns abandoned railways into trails for walking, biking, and playing. Laura took us through the process of developing the Richmond Greenway, explaining how they find opportunities for these transformations and why it takes so long to break ground on a new project. Students also enjoyed looking at before and after...