Young People Can Make a Huge Difference in Climate Protection!
We’re all working very hard to combat climate change
today – and this is a campaign that will continue
for generations to come. That’s why it’s so
important that our community’s youth understand this
threat to our environment, and are given tools to be part
of the solution.
Check out these programs for youth:
The City’s Public Works Department holds an annual Water Conservation Poster Contest for K-8 kids. Call our Water Conservation Hotline at 650-780-7436 for more information.
If you're a parent, teacher, principal, or other education professional, you can download curriculum materials and find educational links on the Public Works Water Conservation Education website.
The Earth is
a ready-to-run program that educates K-8 students and their
families about global warming and inspires them to take
simple actions to reduce their carbon footprint. Cool
The Earth is successful because it’s fun and empowering
for the kids – and their enthusiasm is contagious!
Young Earth Stewards (YES) program connects
youth with nature using habitat restoration and environmental
education as a way to inspire a life-long appreciation
of the natural world. This program brings youth outdoors,
helps them to become active stewards of the land, and
increases their sense of place and sense of community.
Volunteer at Stulsaft Park! Click here for more information.
Villa offers a wide range of programs for youth,
families, and the entire community to learn about and
the environment while visiting its organic farm and wilderness
preserve. Programs include summer camps, workshops, activities
in the arts, and environmental education for diverse
cultures and multi-generations. In addition to programs
offered at Hidden Villa, the organization provides science
enrichment and garden education programs in partnership
with two Redwood City elementary schools, Taft and John
Gill. Hidden Villa is located in the foothills of the
Santa Cruz Mountains, just 15 miles south of Redwood
Marine Sciences Institute (MSI) located on the
Bay in Redwood City offers a hands-on approach to teaching
marine biology, and connecting with the natural treasure
that is San Francisco Bay. Kids and families will feel
the wind in their hair, splash in ocean tidepools, poke
into the mud in nearby estuaries, and board MSI’s
research vessel for first-hand experience of the diverse
world of marine life in the Bay and wetlands.
For more information, please contact Vicki Sherman, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator, at 650-780-5917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.