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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.

Redwood 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 our place as part 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.

Cool 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!

Acterra's 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. Click here for more information.

Hidden Villa offers a wide range of programs for youth, families, and the entire community to learn about and connect with 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 City.

The 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.




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