Water is Life:

Healing Our Waterhood

Mycelium is excited to announce our partnership with partnered with the The Exploratorium and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to help educate and engage local youth on issues related to environmental justice, climate change, and sea level rise mitigation efforts. We joined forces when we realize that we are stronger together and that we need to bring together multiple perspectives and stake-holders if we are to prepare young people to respond to climate change and its impacts on infrastructure and frontline communities. This program launched in Fall of 2020 and will serve at least 150 youth before the end of 2020! We are actively working with Title 1 schools ( in which at least 40% of students meet federal poverty limits) across the bay area.

During the course of six lessons, youth will explore the following questions:

  1. What is the role of water on earth? In our local communities?

  2. Why is water important in the context of our indigenous and ancestral identities

  3. What does the future hold if we continue to interfere with water processes?

  4. What is our role in the belief of “water is life”?

 

Through these questions, youth will discuss the meaning of Water is Life as well as the Mní Wičóni Movement and other water justice movements across the country, they will learn how to read the eco-mapping tool Adapting to Rising Tides, and will discuss regional policies to address sea level rise, as well as learn about water catchment and purification processes.  For this partnership, we are actively working with Title 1 schools ( in which at least 40% of students meet federal poverty limits) across the entire bay area. 

Mycelium Youth Network

Lil Milagro Henriquez 

lilmilagro@myceliumyouth.org

 

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Nahal Ghoghaie

nahal.ghoghaie@bcdc.ca.gov

Exploratorium Press Office

media@exploratorium.edu

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WHY "MYCELIUM?"

"Mycelium is the part of the fungus that grows underground in thread-like formations. It connects roots to one another and breaks down plant material to create healthier ecosystems. Mycelium is the largest organism on earth. Interconnectedness. Remediation. Detoxification."

― adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy

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T: (510) 842 6793

E: lilmilagro@myceliumyouth.org

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