Skyline High School

December 5, 2017

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Written by Skyline High Interns Elise, Ariella, and Amy. 

Sometimes it may be hard to decide whether a stream is healthy or not, you cannot judge solely on the way that it looks. A main factor of  determining stream healthiness is by taking a look at the insects within the water and seeing if there is biodiversity. If there is, then this means...

November 29, 2017

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Baetidae, or Small Minnow May Fly, collected in Sausal Creek Watershed

An expert on benthic macro-invertebrates, or bugs, has been helping Skyline Earth Team collect samples and inventory invertebrates throughout Sausal Creek Watershed. Interns have spent recent weeks testing water at different sites along Sausal Creek, and these tests have included benthic macro-invertebrate inventories.

These tiny bugs can tell us big stories about whats going on in the creek!  If many different varieties of invertebrates are found in a sample, it means that a stream is functioning to...

October 9, 2017

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As Skyline High EarthTeam interns continue preparation for their water quality project in Dimond Park, they get the opportunity to work with experts in the area.  At their after school meeting on Wednesday 9/27, the interns had the chance to hear a presentation from Jill Miller, Restoration and Education Manager at FOSC.  The enthusiastic interns learned about their watershed, Sausal Creek and its tributaries, and the primary threats to water quality in Dimond Park and Dimond Canyon.

Miller lead an exciting hands on activity in which the interns constructed their own small...

September 27, 2017

IMG_1649On Saturday, September 16th, interns from Skyline, Oakland Tech, and Oakland R&D partnered with Friends of Sausal Creek and other volunteers to restore Dimond Park as their Creek to Bay Day activity.  It was an early wake up call for our first weekend event, but the turnout was great and the interns had a lot of fun!

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On September 16th, 2017 I...