One Watershed Connects Us

The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast of North America. Its waters and wetlands extend to more than 40% of California! It includes some of the state’s most important ecosystems and habitats, housing endangered bird populations and over 1,000 species of animals. In the KIDS for the BAY Watershed Action Program, students are amazed to learn just how special and unique their local watershed is.

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The Surprising Type of Trash that Dominated Our Coastal Clean-Up

What can 53,073 nature-loving volunteers achieve in three hours? Many things, including cleaning up more than 734,606 pounds of trash from our beautiful California shorelines! KIDS for the BAY staff, family and friends were proud to join the 2018 Coastal Clean-Up effort on a special, sunny Saturday morning at Point Pinole in Richmond with East Bay Regional Park District. Together, our team cleaned up over 2,800 pieces, totaling 52 gallons, of trash!

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A Student Scientist’s Guide to Building Connection and Respect for Wildlife

I didn’t know we were going to get to see a kingsnake!” exclaimed eight year old Summer Camp Explorer, Alison, as a spectacularly large snake was carefully placed on the ground in front of her. Zoology week sparks a love for animals and wildlife, as campers learn all about the animal kingdom. From meeting local Bay Area animals at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum to discovering exotic animals, like ternecs, which many campers had never heard of at the Oakland Zoo, every day was an adventure!

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