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. Redwood City’s efforts include:
Verde Youth Volunteer Corps is
an environmentally focused
community service group of high school students from Redwood
City High Schools. They participate
in a variety of different volunteer activities in Redwood
City and on the Peninsula.
City Verde Youth Ambassadors is a summer youth
workforce development program run by the City of Redwood
City. The Ambassadors are split in to two groups, one
which focuses on community gardening and the gardens
in Redwood City (specifically school sites), and the
second group focuses on conducting outreach for the Redwood
City “Verde” programs by staffing a booth
at City sponsored events and doing other various Verde
outreach efforts including preparing outreach activities
and materials for distribution.
HYPE (How Youth Perceive the Environment) is
connecting more Redwood City youth to the outdoors and
of the ecosystem. This program brings environmental education
and youth development organizations together to inspire
children to play, explore and learn in the outdoors and
to grow into active young adults who share a deep connection
with the natural world.
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.
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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.