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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#TrashTag

During the Coastal Clean Up dat KftB staff and volunteers cleaned up 2550 pieces, totaling over 46 gallons, of trash! Across the East Bay volunteers removed 24,856 lbs of trash and 2,195 lbs from the coast! Continue to celebrate the spirit of Coastal Clean Up Day with your own #TrashTag!

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Happy trails and tail feathers

Home to the Coastal Miwok Tribe, the Tennessee Valley Trail meanders through the Marin Headlands to the Tennessee Valley Beach. The Marin Headlands area is known for beautiful trails, abundance of wildlife, and native plants. It’s the perfect spot for a special Summer Camp hike!

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A Forest Bath at Lake Anza

Forest bathing is a Japanese concept of the healing properties of being in nature. It posits that using all five senses to enjoy nature helps keep one centered and healthy. KftB takes our campers out to nature so they can explore the many ways humans interact with and appreciate natural spaces

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Girls’ Science Takes Us To The Moon!

During Summer Camp KftB has a special Girls Science Session where we highlight women’s accomplishments to empower young girls to love science! According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, “in 2011, women made up 26 percent of the science workforce” and we know that the more women in STEM the better!

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Student Scientists Investigate Ocean Tide Pools

In late May, fifth and sixth grade student scientists from Verde Elementary School in Richmond took their education outside to Muir Beach in Marin, where they explored everything from the sand to the sea! This beautiful ocean beach became an outdoor classroom where students learned about different types of seaweed, the components of sand, and how to explore the tide pools that were teeming with sea life!

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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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