Antioch High School

December 7, 2018
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Michael conducting a dissolved oxygen test.

This Fall, Earth Team interns at Antioch High School have been monitoring water quality at the Upper Sand Creek Basin. Water that enters the basin comes from two locations: Sand Creek and local storm drain systems. The Upper Sand Creek Basin was a project created by the Contra Costa Flood Control District to restore natural habitats along Sand Creek and to retain floodwaters during extreme rainstorms...

November 16, 2018

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Allison Lopez – My name is Allison Lopez I am a sophomore. I joined earth team because I started realizing that there was a lot of trash in my community and I felt disgusted so I decided to do something about it. A fun fact is that i love animals doesn’t matter if they are ugly or creepy they are all the same.

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October 31, 2018
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Antioch and Pinole Valley interns after a hard day of work removing Stinkwort

Interns from Antioch and Pinole Valley High School teamed up for a Saturday field day at the Upper Sand Creek Basin. Their task for the day was to remove the invasive plant species called “Stinkwort.” Early Fall is the best season for tackling this invader as the plant is still...

October 31, 2018
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Michael and Delaney collecting water quality data at the Upper Sand Creek Basin

October 16th marked the return of Antioch Earth Team interns to the Upper Sand Creek Basin. Interns used GLOBE Hydrosphere and Atmosphere protocols to define their study site and collect their first samples of water quality data. For most interns, it was their first time ever visiting the Upper Sand...