Interns is a high school program sponsored by the Math Science Nucleus and
with major funding provided by the Alameda County Flood control and Water
Conservation District. Students learn biology, geology, hydrology chemistry
and human impact behind the environment.
They use this knowledge to work on restoration projects. An emphasis
evolves on data collection and observational analysis of ecological factors.
The classroom lab is used for analyzing water for microorganisms, nutrients,
and elements, as well as spectrophotometer and microscope usage. A
concentration was based on Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon, but other areas
visited were the Masonic Home Reforestation project center, in conjunction
with the California Historical Nursery Park, and the Children’s Natural
Interns worked in groups and worked on a variety of environmental
restoration projects, including maintenance and creation of outdoor trails
through invasive plant removal and addition of mulch, preservation of
existing structures around the lagoon, upkeep of the butterfly meadow
through the transplant of key pollinator plants, and care for young trees in
the California Nursery Historical Park. Throughout seven weeks, interns also
developed their own personal projects, with a variety of subjects ranging
from scientific material for environmental education geared towards young
children, to experimental studies planned out and conducted to better
understand different questions posed in the Tule Ponds environment. Projects
helped develop students’ capabilities towards problem-solving and
independent thinking. A large focus was placed on environmental parameters
on how the environment has changed over time.
There were 15 interns and their schools include:
Anwita Gandesiri - Washington High School
Vaishvi Chauhan – Washington High School
Sarah Adkar – Washington High School
Aryan Bhagia - American High School
Asra Kakar- Mission San Jose High School
Nikhila Rambothula - American High School
Nikitha Rambothula - American High School
Patricia Wu- Mission San Jose High School
Hara Devapatla - Mission San Jose High School
Abha Kulkarni – Washington High School
Kira Zhong – Mission San Jose High School
Nyomi Perez – James Logan High School
Trishala Sahu – Washington High School
Mateo Delgado – Encinal High School
Vivian Shen – Mission San Jose High School
for Summer 2023
June 15th – Data collection and pH testing, sampling techniques
of ponds and Tyson Lagoon
June 22nd – Microorganisms
June 29th – Arthropods and composting
July 6th – Native plants and trees
July 13th – Chemistry of watersheds
July 20th – 27th – Masonic Home Reforestation Project,
California Nursery Historical Park, Children’s Natural History Museum
Monica Esqueda, Dr. Joyce Blueford, Debbie Davidson, Art Williams, Althea
After training students are eligible to continue with research projects funded by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Math Science Nucleus. Throughout the year students work on different projects from chemical testing, recording species abundance, working with compost, and many other environmental projects.
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Lam Research Corporation is funding this program so students can explore different fields of science in a lab or outdoor experience. This is tailored for sophomore to senior high school students. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Joyce Blueford at email@example.com.
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