UC Berkeley Students Volunteers to Host a Youth Event

Oakland, CA - Young people age 5 to 14 and their parents are invited to enjoy a day of outdoor fun at Hoover Elementary School. The free event will take place on April 14, 2018.


The UC Berkeley chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), headquartered in Denver will host Build Day-Oakland. The free event includes lunch for the youth participant. 


“This is an opportunity for kids to get away from the digital world for a day and discover the beauty of community gardening,” said Brittany Bennett, Executive Director. “It’s also a great time for kids to connect with their parents or grandparents by doing hands-on activities they both enjoy.” 


Supervised activities will include: 

Planting seeds
Watering plants
Examining and comparing different seeds with a magnifying glass
Gardening safety
Garden scavenger hunt
Refurbishing chicken coops

Blending fruit smoothies


Local and state ESW chapters host similar events with students and young adults nationwide each year to introduce youths to sustainable living through the Build Day programs. Build Day is a new initiative created by Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) that creates local sustainable change by bringing together local technical expertise and community power. Regular citizens, community leaders, and engineers will work together to design, educate, and build a sustainable solution to a locally pressing issue such as stable food production, clean and equal water access, and urban rehabilitation.


To join the event, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/esw-build-day-oakland-tickets-41150809178

For information about the Build Day-Oakland, contact Egoamaka Egbe at eegbe@eswusa.org.



About the Engineers for a Sustainable World


Engineers for a Sustainable World is a non-profit network headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. ESW is an umbrella organization with chapters established at 53 colleges and universities in 23 states. For more information visit, www.eswusa.org.