San Lorenzo High School hosts a Green California Partnership Academy designed to help students gain awareness and preparation for the green collar jobs of the future. Student leaders have a strong tradition of participation in civic engagement in environmental issues and regularly testify at public meetings to encourage elected officials to implement green policies. The campus boasts a native plant garden and solar panel that provide students with hands on opportunities to design, plan and implement systems such as solar powered irrigation. San Lorenzo also hosts a strong student designed recycling system that serves as a model for many other schools.
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Mr. Fishman is a teacher at San Lorenzo High School where he has taught for the past 17 years. He and his students have been involved with EarthTeam for the past four years in a variety of EarthTeam's programs. This year his sophomore E.L.A. class is undertaking an Eco-Stewards Project at Eden Landing, for which students will take a hands-on approach to restoring the salt evaporation ponds along the Hayward shoreline.
"Mr. Alan Fishman has been a phenomenal teacher to work with for our Restoration Program. His positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond the required is a testament to the devotion and care he takes in educating his students. From volunteering his hours on the weekend for our Restoration Events and coordinating student volunteers for special events, it is always a pleasure to work with such a thoughtful and dedicated individual." -Kevin Sherrill, former Restoration Director, EarthTeam
Alan is incredibly dedicated to involving his students in their community, and connecting them with local organizations and nonprofits in different service-learning projects. This year, for example, his sophomore E.L.A. class is undertaking an Eco-Stewards Project at Eden Landing, whereby students will partake in a series of restoration field days and classroom presentations focused on restoring the salt evaporation ponds.
His enthusiasm for his teaching and the environment is also contagious - he and his students always make their presence felt with their high spirits and sense of teamwork at our Big Restoration Events (MLK Jr. Day, Cesar Chavez Day, etc.), and we look forward to continuing to work with and support him and San Lorenzo HS in the years to come!
Congratulations to Alan Fishman for being selected as EarthTeam's October 2010 Teacher of the Month!
EarthTeam empowers teens to become lifelong environmental stewards through experiential education, skills development, and the building of community connections.