Interns Kayak and Clean up the beautiful bay!

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On Saturday, April 1st, Oakland Tech interns partnered up with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) on a one of a kind journey! ETC’s mission is to make the joy and challenge of outdoor adventures accessible to people with disabilities and under-resourced youth, inspiring self-confidence, connection to nature, and stewardship of the environment. 

Oakland Tech has been hard at work all year on the implementation, and progress monitoring of the 3-Bin system on campus. This weekend was a great break from the classroom & smoggy indoors, instead, interns got to experience the gorgeous Sausalito Shoreline with a lunch break at a secluded beach.

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Interns learned all about proper water safety procedure for kayaking, as well as many fun facts about the history and wildlife of the area. Kayaking was a great mental break for our team, and our team was very appreciative for the opportunity to simple relax and feel connected to nature.

Although, thats not all we did. Interns completed a litter survey of the secluded beach spot collecting 150+ pieces if litter. Not only was it a good feeling to leave the area better than we found it, but it was also a great real world example to show how littering can effect places that can’t even be reached by foot!

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“Kayaking was my favorite event because it’s a lot of fun in the water, being a team, joking around and reaching a beautiful destination. I’ve also had a fear of being in the water so I am glad I got to do it” – OT Intern




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