OTB925 is a non-profit organization based in Contra Costa County, California. Our participating associates are consummate professionals in the fields of education, science, technology and environmental sustainability.
The highlight of this event for me was hearing a student eloquently explain his product and its benefits to me and then turn around to another investor and give the whole presentation again in Spanish! What incredibly talented youth we have in MDUSD.
ATG : Escape Room event
Thanks ATG and Concord Chamber for some downtime with the OTB925 team after our big introductory meeting today with MDUSD’s superintendent. We talked about how to bring environmental education to all students, K-8th. Dr Martinez and his curriculum specialist, Jen Sachs, were very positive and supportive. Go OTB925!!
Diablo Restoration Team Workday
Saving native plants
We joined the Save Mount Diablo Restoration team at Marsh Creek this morning hosted by SaveMountDiablo. Thanks to Denise and Roxana. Good work today.
October appears to be the month for Environmental Education across the state of California. OTB925’s leaders joined the festive evening for CSTA members only at the TECH museum in San Jose this weekend. They reconnected with environmental leaders from San Diego’s Environmental Literacy Rollout and started to build relationships with local environmental education specialists in Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Joaquin County. Contra Costa County Office of Education would benefit immensely by appointing an Environmental Science Specialist and we are looking for your support to recommend this to our district and county leaders.
As your dedicated community based environmental education group, we are doing what we can to connect with district leaders to let them know about what is available and approved through the state for classrooms. As families and students, you can also encourage teachers, principals and administrative leaders to build their own environmental teams to support the teachers our school sites to have access to the environmental programs currently available.
Top-Tara Faud, The Nature Collective & Krystle Miller from Escondido Unified create equity in field trip opportunities for ALL 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in their district!
Mid-Angela, a preservice teacher in Temescal Valley Unified tests out circuits-an activity created their community based partner: Balboa Park Activity Center. Buttom- OTB925 leader, Devin Jackson connecting with one of our role model community based partners, Monterey Bay Aquarium. They are supporting Jackson’s 6th grade classes at Foothill Middle School to implement a year long climate change project in MDUSD.