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Sign-up for Earth Day Beach Cleanup
Apr. 22, 2017

It's that time of year when we get together for a little outdoor fun mixed with community service. Please join us for a fun, family friendly, Earth Day Beach Cleanup volunteer event at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm. RSVP to Ramona Dixon, MHSP Manager, at mhsp@portoakland.com or (510) 627-1434

Environmental Programs and Planning Division
 participates in  Oakland EarthEXPO
Apr. 6, 2017

Port Associate Environmental Scientist Derek Lee talked about the Port's Environmental Programs and Planning Division's clean water program and beach cleanup at Oakland EarthEXPO. Visitors stopped by to learn about sustainable practices and environmentally-friendly products from over 100 businesses, non-profits, and environmental and community leaders.

Yen Kelly recognized as a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Honoree

Mar. 3, 2017

Yen Kelly, Port Maritime Analyst and Port Asian Employee Association President, was recognized as a Strong, Smart & Bold Honoree at the Girls Inc. of Alameda County annual luncheon for teaching Port Explorers about logistics and encouraging local high school students to pursue post-secondary education. The event celebrates the meaningful change that takes place when women and girls are empowered to reach their full potential. 

Spanish Speaking Citizen's Foundation visits
 Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Apr. 4, 2017

A great day of learning for the Spanish Speaking Citizen's Foundation Youth Program at the Port of Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Students from the foundation's Escalera Program learned about local wetlands from the Port's Park Naturalits.

Port participates in the Oakland Running Festival  
Apr. 2, 2017

It was a perfect day for the Oakland Running Festival and ice cream at Lake Merritt! 40 Port employees joined 10,000 runners to participate in the 5K to full-marathon in Oakland. At the Port booth, employees served over 1,300 cups of free ice cream to visitors!


Techbridge West Oakland presents ideas to the Port
Mar. 29, 2017
Techbridge West Oakland students presented their ideas to help the Port of Oakland prevent trash from entering the San Francisco Bay to a panel of judges. The middle school students came up with innovative ideas: a drone that would help volunteers locate areas impacted by trash, a microfiber cloth to prevent trash from entering the bay, and slogans to encourage the public to keep trash out of the bay. 

The students had previously visited the  Port's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and learned from a naturalist and environmental scientist about how trash threatens wetlands adjoining Port waterways. 


Ag-bite on the road 
Mar. 20, 2017
275 afterschool coordinators and tutors saw how to use the 
Ag-TransPORTation (shipping US agricultural products for export) program for teaching math at a STEM conference. Participants made the scale drawing and the aluminum ship, listened to steps for the project, and planned to do the activity with their students.

First students complete Ag TransPORTation
Mar. 17, 2017
Ag-bite + math = lessons learned in the classroom! 5th graders are the first students to complete an Ag-bite: Ag TransPORTation this year. The instruction on shipping agriculture exports in containers supports students' math skills. They're making container models based on mathematical proportions.

Kellogg Foundation's MOVE UP Program 
learns about trade and logistics 
Mar. 16, 2017
Thank you to the Kellogg Foundation's Mobility and Opportunity for Valuable Employment by Upskilling Parents (MOVE UP) Pilot Program for visiting the Port of Oakland. Port partners' East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy and West Oakland Job Resource Center hosted the group in Oakland to learn about job creation efforts in trade and logistics.
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Oakland, CA 94607