December 6th – River Otter Ecology Project
River Otters have returned to the SF Bay Area, and this is good news for our watersheds! As wetlands and watersheds are restored, and conservation measures are taken, river otters are able to find food and habitat to thrive once more. The conditions that make watersheds healthy for otters (clean water, functioning ecosystem, plenty of healthy fish), make them healthy for all of us. The River Otter Ecology project is a volunteer-run citizen science project providing research, education for adults and children, and lots of volunteer opportunities. Their mission is to support wetland restoration with research, education and restoration partnerships. Check out their videos and photos of local river otters at Facebook.com/BayAreaOtters, and type on over to their website at riverotterecology.org!
December 13th – Kids Cooking for Life
Kids Cooking For Life (KCL) is a nonprofit organization which teaches nutrition and inspires lifelong healthy cooking and eating habits through hands-on cooking classes to students from low income communities.. We believe that instilling an understanding of proper diet and nutrition is one way to help fight the childhood obesity epidemic and the early onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, which are all rising at an alarming rate among children today. Learn more at kidscookingforlife.org.
December 20th – Children For Change
Children for Change is shaping a generation of global citizens, empowered with knowledge, empathy and confidence to make a difference in their world. How does C4C contribute to this? C4C cultivates, curates and contextualizes experiential service learning opportunities around issues that impact our world.
They believe that if kids are given the opportunity to do good through experiential learning and empowerment, their innate desire to connect and contribute to the world around them will emerge and they will be leaders of good in their communities and will become strong global citizens. Learn what they are up to at https://www.facebook.com/children4changeclub.