KIDS for the BAY (a project of Earth Island Institute)
KIDS for the BAY provides hands-on environmental education programs in elementary schools. We work to: • Turn students on to science through exciting hands-on lessons and activities that engage all students, including English Language Learners and students of diverse learning styles. • Connect students with nature on field trips to local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean to study, investigate, and explore the ecology of these special habitats. Students make important connections with nature and feel inspired to care for the environment. • Empower students to take environmental action in service-learning Action Projects that clean up their neighborhoods, raise awareness about environmental health and justice issues, reduce our waste stream, and restore riparian, bay shoreline, and wetland habitats. • Create a lasting impact through our Teacher Training and School Wide Impact Models which provide teachers and schools the tools, resources, and support to continue teaching environmental science year after year.
KIDS for the BAY also provides an exciting, hands-on science Summer Camp in the outdoors for children ages 5 - 12 years. Campers enjoy discovering the wonders of nature in creek, bay, ocean, garden and many other special habitats. These experiences inspire them to help take care of the environment.