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KIDS for the BAY News - Summer 2013

In this edition of the KIDS for the BAY Summer E-Newsletter ........

"John Muir Elementary School's Harwood Creek - A Project of Love"

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot - Fourth Graders' Stop Motion Video


Summer Camp Adventures, 2013

A little goes a long way - join our EverGreen Monthly Donors Club!

Be An Environmentalist - join KIDS for the BAY on Coastal Clean-Up Day!

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"John Muir Elementary School's Harwood Creek - A Project of Love"

KIDS for the BAY is in the news!  The online publication "Berkeleyside" recently featured an article about KIDS for the BAY's efforts to restore Harwood Creek:

"20 years ago, the creek was inaccessible. It was enclosed in a tiny area inside a locked gate, covered in fallen trees and garbage. The area was overrun with blackberry, ivy, and acacia trees. It was not used by the school at all.  Mandi Billinge and KIDS for the BAY stepped in with a school-wide education and restoration program and, with the help of several grants and many volunteers......"


Check out the entire story of Harwood Creek at John Muir Elementary School in the "Berkeleyside" HERE.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

and Rot!


Fourth grade students at Riverside Elementary School in San Pablo, and their teacher Ms. Cottle, were so inspired by their KIDS for the BAY program that they created stop-motion animation videos to teach others to use the Four Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot.  Four student groups were each assigned one "R". Students then worked together to create an original plot for their two-minute video, write out the full script and create the set and props.  The stories were acted out multiple times and students took thousands of photographs for the final stop-motion film. 


Click HERE to watch the "Reduce" video by Riverside Elementary School students - we know you'll be inspired too!


Summer Camp Adventures


Kayaking on the San Francisco Bay, exploring redwood forests, swimming in a lake, touching the Pacific Ocean, meeting sea lions, crabs, mayfly nymphs, water striders, crayfish and many more plants and animals - these were just some of the wonderful experiences shared by 166 campers in KIDS for the BAY's Summer Camp 2013.  Campers also learned to care for the natural environment by planting native plants, cleaning up beaches, investigating worm compost bins and more environmental action projects.


"My favorite part of camp was everything!"

Esme: Aquatic Science Adventure Camp, Session One


"I've never made a fish print in my life.  This is so cool!"

Aiden: Animals, Animals Everywhere! Camp, Session One


"I was really happy kayaking on the waves!"

Lucas: KIDS for the BAY Explorers Camp, Session Three


Look out for new Summer Camp Adventures for next summer, including an overnight campout with a night hike, camp fire and s'mores........ and a field trip by ferry boat to explore Angel Island!


Click HERE for some great pictures of our Summer Camp Adventures 2013!

FUTURES Muir Beach

A little goes a long way!  Please join our EverGreen Monthly Donors Club


By joining KIDS for the BAY's EverGreen Monthly Donors Club you will help to bring exciting, hands-on environmental science education to children and their teachers who would not otherwise have this opportunity.  In the 2012 - 2013 school year, KIDS for the BAY partnered with 144 teachers to bring our programs to 4,757 school students.  2,629 of these school students connected with nature in the outdoors at creek, bay and ocean habitats.  2,993 of these students worked together with KIDS for the BAY to take action and help solve environmental problems in their communities.


"Making a monthly donation is the only way we could consistently give to this amazing organization. It's so easy; you don't have to think about renewing it every month and it really helps KIDS for the BAY do their vital work. It's a small amount each month, but it has a big impact for the children and environment of the Bay Area."

Alison and Virgil Rhodius


Please sign up today to begin making your monthly donations!


Be An Environmentalist! - Join KIDS for the BAY

for Coastal Clean-Up Day


On Saturday, September 21, 2013, KIDS for the BAY will join the City of Berkeley's efforts to clean up the mouth of Strawberry Creek, where it enters the San Francisco Bay.  This clean-up is part of an international effort to reduce trash in our oceans.

We hope to see you there!


For more information, please click HERE

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