Posts Tagged ‘OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park’

Jun06

Develop Your Green Skills With A Living Library’s A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program 2018

Summers are fun! Make that fun count through learning by doing and contributing to the environment while getting paid!

A Living Library invites applications from Middle and High School students for the A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program. This unique program held at the OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park, on Oneida Avenue (between San Miguel Early Education School and James Denman Middle School), and the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk based at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, mentors Middle and High School students to become A.L.L. Eco-Stewards and helps them gain real-world experience in green job skills, gardening, ecology, nutrition, cooking, creative arts, and sustainable business through integrated hands-on learning program.

So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the application form ALL Summer Green Futures Internship Application 2018. Have fun and develop your green skills this summer, while earning money and improving the environment!

Develop Your Green Skills in A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program  
Apr25

Bonnie Ora Sherk & A Living Library Featured In “Discover Your Watershed” Video Series Produced By San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

How much do you know about your Watershed? San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, in partnership with BAYCAT, a nonprofit enterprise, has produced a video series featuring 12 local storytellers who share their stories about San Francisco's eight Watersheds.

As one of the presenters, Bonnie Ora Sherk talks about Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco interconnecting eleven communities, and her evolutionary work around the Watershed - transforming barren, sterile concrete stretches into beautiful California Native Learning Zones and Rain Gardens while conserving fresh water and utilizing it in a productive way. She also stresses on the importance and value of Watershed as a way to frame life as well as to understand interconnected systems. Here is the link to her video.

The "Discover Your Watershed" video stories will be premiered on May 09, 2018 from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library. Register for the event to learn more about the history of the city's Watersheds.

Subscribe to SF Water Power Sewer, the official YouTube channel of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), to watch the video series after the premiere.

         
Mar20

A Living Library Celebrates Spring Equinox 2018 With Redwood Circle Planting In Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School

James Denman Middle School Rear Yard

Today is the first day of Spring 2018 and it is the time to plant again ! A Living Library and a group of enthusiastic students from James Denman Middle School will be planting in Redwood Circle in the Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School to transform it into vibrant California Native Learning Zones, on the following days:

  • March 20, 2018, Tuesday
  • March 22, 2018, Thursday
  • March 23, 2018, Friday
 

There will be young ECO - Stewards at work in a garden full of activities - California Native tress and understory plants of many colors and textures to plant, stake, tie, mulch, weeding of existing beds, and clearing pathways. Stay tuned to receive information about upcoming planting sessions at A Living Library Gardens in this Spring !

Mar13

What Does A Living Library Mean To You ?

A Living Library Farm
  • What do you like about A Living Library ?
  • What is your favorite thing to do in A Living Library  ?
  • Do you think the work A Living Library does is good for the environment and students ?
 

These were some of the questions I asked to a group of enthusiastic middle school students working at the OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park, between San Miguel Early Education School and James Denman Middle School, during one of the after school sessions of A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Internship Program. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, these A.L.L. ECO-Stewards engage in STEAM + Literacy, get their hands dirty digging up soil, sowing seeds, identifying weeds, working in the greenhouse, cooking, helping mentor younger students, making art from recycled materials, or just having fun with their friends.

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Mar02

A Living Library Transforms Grey to Green At James Denman Middle School

Life Frames, Inc. and A Living Library, led by Bonnie Ora Sherk, have been working with teams of enthusiastic students and volunteers from Salesforce to transform the dull, grey, concrete and asphalt Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School into vibrant California Native Learning Zones with trees and understory plants of many colors and textures.

Enjoy this short video documenting the work in progress thus far, and see the drawing showing the new site plan. There is, however, still much to finish, including planting of a Redwood Circle. So stay tuned to see more about the creation of this new ecological wonderland !
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