Teen Enviornmental Education Mentorship (TEEM) Internship

Exciting opportunity for current High School Freshman, Sophmores and Juniors! Applications for TEEM are dueMay 3, 2013

The Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM) is a paid internship in environmental education and leadership for San Francisco and Marin High School Students.Through TEEM; participants discover their inner strengths as leaders, their ability to influence others, and the importance of community.TEEM interns gain first-hand knowledge about the field of environmental education through field trips, mentorships with our professional educators, leading interactive activities with our elementary school students, and creating their own environmental teaching tools.

TEEM interns make the following commitment:

-Attend a 6 day summer training August 5 to 10th with one overnight camping trip

-Work one day a week on NatureBridge’s campus,either Tuesday or Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, September 2013 through May 2014.During these work sessions, interns will teach children about the environment through fun hands-on activities, learn about environmental issues, develop teaching skills, and take care of plants and animals on our campus.

-Participate in one weekend event per month during the school year.

-Transportation to NatureBridge’s Campus in the Golden Gate is provided for TEEM interns from San Francisco (pick up at Park Presidio/Geary) and the Marin City Bus Stop (Sausalito)

Applications are available at www.naturebridge.org/teem<https://www.naturebridge.org/teem>.

For more information visit: https://www.naturebridge.org/youth-leadership-a-year-with-teem or check out this 7 minute video about TEEM created by a former TEEM intern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNoG9hQvHr4
Deadline to apply is May 3, 2013.

For any questions, contact:

Kai West, Youth Programs Coordinator, Naturebridge ~ kwest@naturebridge.org

Sustainability Workshop – Business Environmental & Social Responsibilities 2013

Sustainability Workshop – Business’ Environmental & Social Responsibilities 2013

The 2013 workshop is designed for public high school students in San Francisco, with an opportunity to learn more about environmental and social sustainability in the business community – corporate, small business and social entrepreneurial. SF State professors, SFUSD teachers and MBA-Sustainable Business Emphasis students are collaborating on a one-week workshop from June 3rd – 7th (Monday – Friday, 1 – 4:30 pm).
The workshop will focus on environmental and social impacts of business on communities and the natural environment.

We will host 40 SFSUD high school students at the downtown SF State campus, 835 Market St., 5th floor
(near Powell at Market Street).

Center of Ethical and Sustainable Business
College of Business
San Francisco State University
835 Market St., 5th floor (Downtown Campus)

Application due before May 3rd!

Click, download, and fill out application below.

OFFICIAL_SFState Workshop Application

For more further questions, please contact


Bring Back Home Ec — and This Time, for Boys, Too!

In Contra Costa County, Calif., a high school student juices six oranges to make eight ounces of juice, downs it in 12 seconds flat, and says, “I’m hungry, what’s for breakfast?” A second student cuts up six oranges, taking 15 minutes to eat five of them, and says, “I think I’m going to be sick, I couldn’t eat another bite.” These students are participating in a pilot program to bring the lessons of food to an otherwise unsuspecting population, our nation’s impoverished youth. A substantial percentage of these kids are obese, and some already have Type 2 diabetes. Most of these kids have never seen the inside of an orange. Click to read the rest of the article. Click Here

Health academy brings real-world experience to school

Health academy brings real-world experience to school
Heather Knight
Published 4:00 am, Friday, June 10, 2005

Inside a lecture room at California Pacific Medical Center on a recent morning, Donald Torres asked 15 students from Galileo High
whether they’d heard of nuclear medicine. Just one boy tentatively raised his hand, but by the end of the hourlong session, Torres, chief technologist in nuclear medicine at the hospital, had ensured they were all quite familiar with the subject. They discussed complicated terms including diagnostic imaging and radioimmunotherapy and passed around containers Torres uses to store radioactive material. It may sound complicated for a high school course, but the students soaked up the medical terminology and other information like sponges. They’re part of the Galileo Health Academy, which doesn’t rely on decades-old textbooks and multiple-choice tests. Instead, it introduces students to the real world of medical care — with many of the teenagers already certain they want to become doctors, nurses and other hospital workers. Click here to read the rest of the article Click Here to read the rest of the article.

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