Planting a Seed and Watching it Grow: the Impact of Environmental Education

Planting a Seed and Watching it Grow: the Impact of Environmental Education

Having a healthy respect for the limits of our environment can help instill a strong environmental ethic no matter what career one chooses to pursue. I believe that ultimately these kids’ actions early on in life will lead them to take more of a personal stake in the well-being of their communities, and spread hope for a better future to others.

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Our Steward Natalie's Story

Our Steward Natalie's Story

Before Grassroots Ecology, I was a newly educated AP Environmental Science student who wanted to help the earth, but one who didn’t know where to start. I found out about the organization through a Cupertino newsletter advertising about Grove Guardians, a summer stewardship program for teenagers. After my first summer morning at Redwood Grove, I knew this is what I was looking for: an interactive experience with nature that furthered my education. 

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Flight of the Bumble Bee, Plight of the Native Bee

Flight of the Bumble Bee, Plight of the Native Bee

Bees invoke a broad spectrum of feelings: horror, fear, awe, adoration, or perhaps a combination of these. Yet, what if I told you most of these feelings are elicited by one species of bee out of roughly 400 different bee species in the Bay Area and about 1,600 in the state of California?

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Reflections of a New Mom on Earth Day

Reflections of a New Mom on Earth Day

I remember a sky that turned purple at night instead of black; leaf shadows dappling the concrete from street trees as I walked to school in the morning alongside lanes bustling with cars. Growing up in the city, nature was all around me—and yet it was obscured. It was nothing short of an imaginative act to envision the soil beneath the pavement I walked each day, water beneath the soil. 

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Rain!

Rain!

Somehow it feels predictable that after years of drought, we are now facing flooding, mudslides, and damage to dams and levees from the heavy rains this season. California doesn’t have many “average” winters.

Locally, we have been asked pretty frequently how our project sites are doing with all of this rain. The answer varies a bit from site to site.

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