JF Kennedy / Richmond LPS Air Quality

April 9, 2018


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.


A saucer...

March 9, 2018


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...

March 9, 2018


This weekend, Leadership Public School Richmond participated in a community tree planting event at Wanlass Park in San Pablo. They worked with Earth Team students from Kennedy High School, Richmond High School, Oakland Tech, and Skyline High School as well as local community members.

Richmond High School’s Earth Team demonstrated how to plant trees before students grouped up to plant on their own. Groups struggled a bit to dig holes to the right size, especially those who were digging on the hillside and those who encountered rocks. Digging become even more...

March 9, 2018


LPS Richmond Earth Team learned how to use the Marine Debris Tracker app to conduct a litter audit at Davis Park. Students enjoyed being outside and contributing to this feature of their community.