~ Guest post by Janet Chen ~
Alameda High School's celebration of Earth Day this year on Friday, May 2, highlighted a particular milestone: the installation of a hydration station. With an underlying theme of informing students about the ocean gyre, the festivities were complete with the sale of reusable water bottles, environmentally-themed stickers as bottle decor and lemonade and iced tea for those with reusable bottles.
Additionally, next year’s environmental commissioner Ariel Moyal was stationed by the leadership class’ booth, asking students trivia questions about the gyre. When they displayed adequate knowledge about the gyre or listened to Moyal’s explanation, they were awarded with wristbands. The Earth Day event also featured an array of pressed flower stationery and environmentally-themed face paint.
Photos by Nate Ivy