We all live in the San Francisco Bay Watershed!

“Is there really a shed in your backyard that’s full of water?!” KIDS for the BAY Instructor, Ms. Sienna asked students at Manzanita Community School. “No!” exclaimed the students. Mr. Wallace’s third grade class was learning about the San Francisco Bay watershed, the complex and layered environment that they live in, but most students hadn’t ever heard the word ‘watershed’ before this lesson.

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Storm Drain Rangers Take Center Stage at Rosa Parks Elementary School

Kaelin, a third grader in Berkeley, couldn’t believe her ears when she learned that over seven trillion pieces of microplastic enter the San Francisco bay every year! She had just learned that pollution enters the bay through storm drains and the sewer system, but it was hard for her to wrap her mind around how much it is! She knew she had to do something — and she wasn’t alone.

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