Alameda High Earth Team interns did an amazing job on Saturday, September 17, helping community members of Contra Costa County remove litter from Wildcat Creek. Their efforts were a part of much larger environmental action day, called Coastal Cleanup Day. Every year in mid September environmental stewards and community members all over California come together and remove as much litter from our waterways and coastal beaches as possible. This inspiring initiative was created by the California Coastal Commission and continues to not only help our natural world, but also brings communities together for one common goal.
The Alameda ET team spent 3 hours collecting the litter and recording data. Their hard work paid off. In total Alameda interns and community members, removed 357 lbs of trash! Interns were all smiles after the event because they knew they had made an impact and helped keep marine debris from polluting our coastal and marine habitats. It feels good to make a difference.
The EarthTeam 2016-2017 internship has officially began at Alameda High with recruitment, and applications are flooding in. Program Associate, Julia Dorosh, presented to sophomores, juniors, and seniors during their science class last week. Students were eager to apply and full of questions. An info session was held at lunch in Dr. Griffith’s office, and provided students with the opportunity to ask any questions they had and introduce themselves.
Many students had already heard about EarthTeam internships through friends and family, had applied before, and were thrilled to be able to try again. Students in a junior class chatted excitedly about the fact that they might experience their first formal interview, and how nerve wracking that may be. Fortunately, their nerves have not stopped them. Phone interviews have began and will continue until Wednesday. By Thursday the accepted 14 will be informed and their first meeting will take place! Hooray to a new year!