Blue Watershed Classrooms Showcase

The Blue Watershed Classrooms teacher follow-up Program (BWC) provides support for previous partner teachers in KftB programs, to deliver watershed education to their students and shift the culture and practice of waste prevention and waste management in their schools. Teachers are provided with the resources needed to create watershed-friendly, Zero-Waste classrooms with their students and families for the entire school year and for years to come. The Blue Watershed Classrooms program reduces trash and waste, especially plastic trash and waste, and increases environmental and human health. 

Teachers have also chosen to complete additional Environmental Action Projects including: 

  • Five Rs poster presentations to buddy classes and families 
  • Zero-Waste lunch, picnic or class party events 
  • Buddy class trash clean-up events 
  • Nature-Based Field Trips with trash clean-up projects 
  • Schoolwide outreach projects, for example, starting a Green Team, or organizing a schoolwide trash clean-up project.

Teacher Partners

In the 2020-2021 school year KIDS for the BAY provided Blue Watershed Classrooms for a total of 20 teachers and 555 students.

  • Aimee Jocson-Ramirez at Birch Grove Intermediate Elementary School in Newark
  • Aradhana Sooch at Belshaw Elementary School in Antioch
  • Chris Scharfenkamp at Lorin Eden Elementary School in Hayward
  • Dayna Tutino at John Green Elementary School in Dublin
  • Devery Sheffer at Harder Elementary School in Hayward
  • Erika Isomura at Glassbrook Elementary School in Hayward
  • Greg Wellman at Guy Emanuele Jr. Elementary School in Union City
  • Heidi Silva at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Jean Deas at Belshaw Elementary School in Antioch
  • Kimberly Aguilar at New Highland Academy in Oakland
  • Laura Clack at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Lisa Kehr at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Michael O’Hare at Eldridge Elementary School in Hayward
  • Michele Miller at Gregory Gardens Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Olivia Emerson at James Madison Elementary School in San Leandro
  • Pat Urbi at Guy Emanuele Jr. Elementary School in Union City
  • Rachel Toscano at James Madison Elementary School in San Leandro
  • Shawnetta Jones at Guy Emanuele Jr. Elementary School in Union City
  • Shelly Underwood at Belshaw Elementary School in Antioch
  • Vienna Klingele at Sea Crest School in Half Moon Bay

In the 2019-2020 school year KIDS for the BAY provided Blue Watershed Classrooms for a total of 24 teachers and 585 students.

  • Aradhana Sooch at Belshaw Elementary School in Antioch
  • Claudia Gomez at Acorn Woodland Elementary School in Oakland
  • Colin Ritchie at Greenbrook Elementary School in Danville
  • Daniela Mantilla at McKinley Elementary School in San Leandro
  • Elisa Garcia-Rojas at Colonial Acres Elementary School in Hayward
  • Erika Isomura at Glassbrook Elementary School in Hayward
  • Erin Grant at McKinely Elementary School in San Leandro
  • Glenn Aitkens at Edison Elementary School in Alameda
  • Heidi Silva at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Jane Yee at Ohlone Elementary School in Hercules
  • Jean Deas at Belshaw Elementary School in Antioch
  • Jennifer Howell at Edison Elementary School in Alameda
  • Julie Bryant at Colonial Acres Elementary School in Hayward
  • Kimberly Aguillar at New Highland Elementary School in Oakland
  • Laura Clack at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Lisa Kehr at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Margot Kuhre Lipkin at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
  • Mayte Lemuz-Ramirez at Glassbrook Elementary School in Hayward
  • Melodi Vincent at Bay Farm Elementary School in Alameda
  • Mike Spence at Belshaw Elementary School in Antioch
  • Pamela Vamvouris at Greenbrook Elementary School in Danville
  • Rhonda Spencer at McKinely Elementary School in San Leandro
  • Sarah Horwitz at Acorn Woodland Elementary School in Oakland
  • Susan Isola at Edison Elementary School in Alameda