This organization is part ofthe Yosemite National Institute.Once ayear the institute sponsors a conference for Bay Area high school students withan emphasis on environmental on Bay Area environmental issues.This is a good resource for studentsinterested in seeing what opportunities there are for teens when it comes toenvironmental education.The Youth Questwebsite lists high schools that have participated in these workshops and opensup the possibility of high school students networking with other schools andstudents interested in the same environmental issues.
EarthTeam is an organizationthat is bringing together students, teachers and youth oriented groups to actcollaboratively in order to address the environmental needs of the BayArea.Within the website there are severallinks to youth environmental organizations, with local chapters, throughout theregion such as Global Youth Action Network, Student Conservation Association,Teen Environmental Action Mentorship Program (TEAM) and many others.If a teen is looking to get involved with anenvironmental group, they could found an endless number of opportunities onthis website.
This environmental science website is part ofthe larger Exploratorium museum website.The museum, founded in 1969 in San Francisco, is dedicated to providinginteractive exhibits in order for students to learn about science and thenatural world around them.Theenvironmental science website provides the user with over twenty remarkable anduseful internet resources all to do with the environment.
The Greenbelt Alliance deals with land conservation in the Bay Area.The website contains current articles fromlocal newspapers as well as information on upcoming events, how to volunteer inyour Bay Area county and an interesting lands at risk map. Good current info.
This student network group ispart of the Secondary Environmental and Science Educators Institute.This group sponsors educational conferencesfor high school students focusing on environmental issues.Again, a good resource for discovering localgroups with a focus on high school age students who wish to participate inworkshops, field trips and unique certification opportunities in watershed andwater monitoring.One of the uniqueprojects the group is involved with is the KWEST Watershed and Estuary SupportTeam.This team is working with theState Water Resources Control Board Clean Water Team in helping to monitorthe Bay Area's unique water resources.Ahands on project that has a direct impact on the local environment.
This bibliographic resourceis presented in a straightforward manner and easy to navigate.The resources provided focus on the local BayArea and cover subjects such as the bay tidal marshes and the effects of smog onthe local environment.Besides thebibliographic resource, the over-all Academy website is a wonderful scienceoriented resource with quite a bit of information written specifically forstudents of all ages.High schoolstudents will find this site useful when starting out researching a projecttopic.
The BayClassroom. Excellent resource to learn about Bay Basics such as what is aslough, what is the delta, what are tides and currents and other environmentalsubject matter.Enough information toinform students, but not too technical. Good resource if interested in waterissues throughout the Bay Area.
The local San Francisco BayArea chapter of the Sierra Club, an environmental group founded in 1892, is oneof the most recognized environmental groups in the nation.The local chapter website offers manyresources, from current issues effecting the Bay Area to interestingenvironmental statistics and access to a wide variety of articles discussingsubjects as global warming, renewable energy sources and potential of hybridvehicles in helping to reduce the emissions from automobiles.This website is a good resource for exploringmany of the environmental issues facing the nation as well as the Bay Area.
"The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, also known as CalRecycle, is working to advance its tire waste reduction efforts and promote the use of tire derived products. It is CalRecycle's goal to reduce the amount of tires that occupy California's landfills by putting unwanted tires to use through its "Green Roads" program. The "Green Roads" program promotes the use of shredded or ground scrap tires in paving and construction projects, keeping old tires out of landfills and away from fields and alleyways. These recycled tires can be used as inexpensive backfill behind retaining walls, or as an asphalt additive with many benefits such as durability, and noise reduction."