EV Volunteers Stories & Spotlights

Environmental Actions

Environmental Actionsby: Natalie AmbrosioThey come in all shapes and sizes, but the important thing is that they keep coming in whatever form feasible. Here at the EV we watch what happens when children are inspired to learn, engage and share about the environment and...

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Ways to Get Involved

Ways to Get InvolvedVolunteerAt Environmental Volunteers, we connect passionate people with opportunities to share their love of science and nature with others. You don’t need experience to join the team; our training and mentoring programs provide you with all the...

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Gifts from the Kitchen

Gifts from the KitchenAs we navigate what-is-safe with our family and friends this holiday season, we can all agree the next best thing to a hug are yummy treats from the kitchen. Enjoy EV’s selection of packable and gift approved recipes.Click here to download a pdf...

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Thanksgiving Recipes from the EV

Thanksgiving Recipes from the EVThis holiday season, we wanted to share a collection of squash recipes from our amazing volunteers. We all worked hard as a team to bring you the healthiest and most flavorful meals you can experience with your family during your...

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Initiative – How the EVs strengthen our team

Initiative – How the EVs strengthen our teamI love when I see volunteers taking initiative. It shows me that they feel a sense of ownership and value in the work they do at the EV. The past 6 months have thrown us so many curve balls. As a staff of 9, we can...

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EV Special Project Days

EV Special Project Days

EV Special Project DaysVolunteer Photo by Christine ZackScissors? Check. Glue gun? Check. Laminator? Check. Chocolates? Check. It’s Special Project Day – Morning at the EcoCenter! Volunteers get to clean, fix-up, re-stock, repair and/or replace items in the school...

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Squid Empire Book Review

California Market squid - NOAA One of the many popular EV kits used for school services is “Squid Dissection.” For those of you who shy away from presenting this kit or have a hard time getting past the usual fifth graders’ reactions of “yuck” and nervous giggles, I...

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Volunteering and So Much More

Photo by Molly Landrith One of the joys of being the Volunteer Coordinator at the EV is that I get the privilege of watching volunteers not only learn how to teach kids about the environment, but also make strong friendships along the way.  Individuals come to me...

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New members for the Board of Directors in 2019

The Environmental Volunteers Board of Directors welcomes 5 new members and a change in leadership. John Armstrong is continuing, and Hazel Watson is stepping up as co-chair and providing leadership of the board. Two new members joined us in June, Michael Patrick and...

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A Chorus of Cools: A Baylands Field Trip Story

  March 2016 On a path along the bay, six students are standing in a row, peering intently through binoculars. They watch as an avocet careens over the marsh. They are captivated by the bird's quick, smooth flight. Lowering their binoculars, the students chime...

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Making a Difference: Profiles of the Youth Leadership Board

Youth Leadership Board (YLB) is the Environmental Volunteers' first in-depth program designed specifically for teens. This year-long program provides youth with training in environmental science, STEM job skills, and team building skills that acknowledge and embrace...

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