2015 Eco-Intern Program

PRESENTED BY THE WILLIAM C. VELASQUEZ INSTITUTE in Association with The Nature Conservancy and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

For high school juniors and seniors with an interest in the environment and Los Angeles history

WCVI invites high school juniors and seniors to expand their knowledge on a range of issues associated with the LA River Revitalization/Restoration movement through hands-on activities and experiential learning:
  • Biodiversity in the LA River
  • Watershed health and water quality
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Sustainable development
Dates: First day is July 25th at the LA River; Saturdays from August to November.
Activities include:
  • Kayaking in the LA River
  • Green Careers Day
  • Geo-caching/ geo-mapping
  • Urban Campout
  • River water quality testing exercise
  • Bio-diversity Study with The Nature Conservancy
  • Visit to CSU Poly Pomona Environmental Studies Program
  • Aguacate Community Forums
  • Oyster aqua-culture in Los Angeles/ Long Beach Harbor
  • Tour of "marine protected areas"

For more information contact Marcela Hernandez, Eco-Intern Program Coordinator at mhernandez@wcvi.org or (323) 222-2217 x102.