KIDS for the BAY (KftB) celebrated the 29th annual Wildcat Creek Cleanup event on October 14, 2023 in collaboration with the City of San Pablo and local schools.The cleanup inspired a turnout of more than 30 volunteers, including three teachers from Dover Elementary School, whose enthusiasm for the cleanup helped inspire their students to take action.This event helped our young Environmentalists, teachers and parents alike recognize the importance of caring for their local greenspaces and their potential to make an impact!
With the support of the Whale Tail Grants Program, KIDS for the BAY (KftB) has empowered hundreds of Richmond students and families to lead a lifetime of watershed and ocean stewardship. Last school year, students from four Richmond schools learned about our oceans, what the ocean provides for people and wildlife, and the importance of caring for the marine ecosystems we all depend on.
Art is an important educational tool that helps students develop lifelong skills. Art increases cognitive ability, encourages creativity and helps students develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Students can use art as a tool to help them understand complex topics, and to connect with peers and with their community.
KIDS for the BAY recently launched a new program, The Richmond Parks and Watershed Rangers Program, to help students create public art installations to brighten parks and greenspaces in their community.
Lake Merritt is a short walk from Cleveland Elementary School, and some lucky fourth graders had the special opportunity to help restore their local watershed habitat in a special lake-side planting project.
At the culmination of the Storm Drain Rangers Program at Guy Emanuele Jr. Elementary School in Fremont, fourth and fifth grade students had the wonderful opportunity to test the power of their voices and inspire an audience full of their peers to take environmental action!