KIDS for the BAY News - Winter 2014
In this edition of the KIDS for the BAY Winter E-Newsletter ........
Matching Grant from the
Place Based Environmental Education
Be An Environmentalist! Practice
the Four Rs
KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp 2014 Now Enrolling
Matching Grant from the Footprint Foundation Secured!
A big THANK YOU to
all the donors and funders who helped KIDS for the BAY secure the
$25,000 matching grant from the Footprint Foundation. This funding, $50,000 in total, is providing essential support for our Watershed
Action Program. It was matched
by: the first year of donations from new donors joining our EverGreen Monthly
Donors Club; generous additional year-end donations from several major
donors; and several new foundation funders. We really appreciate this
support from our funding partners.
Please click here for a full list of 2013 Donors and Funders to KIDS for
Place Based Environmental Education at KIDS for the BAY
Students in many KIDS for the BAY programs learn about
the San Francisco Bay Watershed by studying large, colorful satellite maps. Students are very excited to find their homes
and schools and then widen their horizons by discovering the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevadas,
rivers, creeks, the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and the Pacific Ocean. Guiding students to recognize the unique
mermaid-like shape of the bay helps them to remember the different features of
the watershed. Observing how all the
water bodies in the ecosystem are connected helps students understand how
pollution in one area of the watershed can easily move throughout this aquatic
system and cause pollution in many areas.
This important lesson inspires our young environmentalists to change
Please click here
for more information on KIDS for the BAY Programs
that teach school students
and their families how to reduce pollution
to the local watershed.
Be An Environmentalist! Practice the Four Rs
Our KIDS for the BAY Inspired Environmentalists are busy learning
how to reduce waste and litter by practicing the Four Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
and Rot. Students are especially excited
to investigate red wriggler worms and discover how they break down organic
waste to create compost. Many students
become fascinated with their worms as they gently hold them, study them and
then carefully return them to their compost bin. Some students even name their worms! Many KIDS for the BAY classes that
participate in our Four Rs Action Program have started their own worm compost
bin in their classroom and are collecting left-over food scraps from lunch to
feed their worms. Some classes have even
made lunch menus to help select the right kinds of food for their worms!
You can compost at home too! For more information please click here