These lessons and activities have been created by teachers for teachers and people who want to learn more about these incredible birds while having fun. They include topics such as Ecology, Geography, Art, English, Climate Change, and Plastic Pollution. Albatrosses are wonderful ambassadors of the ocean and our 2020-2021 Earth Honoree. They teach us about ecology, ocean health, marine debris, and […]Read more
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During the first weeks in January, I researched areas at Mussel Rock and beach to create my introductory speech. I found several homeless camps and shelters under trees. Therefore, I asked our volunteers to respect these areas and not touch them during this cleanup. When the tide was low, I found small plastics such as bottle tops scattered in the […]Read more
And so we got one! In case you didn’t hear, on Thursday June 6th, our Vice President Jim Fithian accepted a HUGE award on our behalf: The ABAG/Metro Awards. The first Bay Area Metro Awards were presented at a ceremony in Oakland recognizing 13 people, projects, organizations and local governments advancing solutions to ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis, improve the transportation system […]Read more
We had 12 amazing volunteers from Oracle, Hillsdale High School, and Half Moon Bay come out this beautiful May 11th ! Wildflowers were blooming, the sun managed to come out, and we were treated to a couple of whales passing by. The good news – the beach was pretty clean thanks to our Earth Day cleanup a two weeks ago, […]Read more
Twenty-three volunteers, mostly first timers and a few trusty Mussel Rockstars, participated in the making of a video on environmental change by Emily Holman from University of Oregon. It was sunny and mild without too much wind. Emily took video footage of the site and asked questions. I told her how it just took a few individuals to keep the […]Read more
We were a big group of 34 volunteers today! There were 12 women and girls from Job’s Daughters (see photo) as well as a group of mathematicians from Sunnyvale. Thanks to Christine Burr who told me about the mathematicians. We saw whales spouting and spyhopping during the cleanup on a bright sunny day at Mussel Rock. There was mostly light […]Read more