Kennedy High School

December 11, 2018

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The latter half of November provided some much needed precipitation in the East Bay; the horrendous air quality has plagued the residents for quite some time now. Ironically, Kennedy interns were pouring with knowledge on air quality after having spent a full meeting in dialogue with 2 guest speakers, Michael Kent of Contra Costa Health Services and Luz Gomez of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), respectively.

Michael Kent was first to speak, and, by measuring the looks of engaged faces during their discussion, there’s no doubt that they gained a...

December 10, 2018

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Kennedy and Richmond high school Earth Team are like postmen in a sense: neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night (except maybe that) stays these interns from the swift completion of their appointed litter assessments. The Saturday of December 1st provided very little sun, but that didn’t deter the intern’s passion to clean up their community.

And speaking of community, fellow interns at Richmond High School stopped by to provide some helping hands for the effort! The morning started holier than most; interns met at Mac Arthur Community Baptist Church,...

April 9, 2018

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A flowering Western redbud.

It’s that time of year again, when trees bud and new leaves grow. As the end of the school year quickly approaches, this new growth is a reminder of the new experiences to come for our students, many of whom will be participating in summer opportunities or heading off to college come fall. When Richmond High’s Earth Team interns visited Wanlass Park at the end of March, they saw first hand how beautiful trees can be in the spring.

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A saucer...

March 9, 2018

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This week, Laura from Rails-to- Trails visited Kennedy’s Earth Team. Rails-to-Trails is a nonprofit that turns abandoned railways into trails for walking, biking, and playing. Laura took us through the process of developing the Richmond Greenway, explaining how they find opportunities for these transformations and why it takes so long to break ground on a new project. Students also enjoyed looking at before and after...