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Climate Generation Releases Climate Change Communication Toolkit

Climate Generation just released their Climate Convenings Toolkit that shares the essential elements for effective public conversations on climate change, as well as the practical tools for planning and implementing a convening in your community. The 20+ page guide, geared toward anyone interested in catalyzing deeper conversation, understanding and action on climate change, will be free and downloadable from their website on May 23rd. View the webinar below for an introduction to the toolkit. Click here for Climate Convenings Toolkit download #BuildingCommunity

Climate Science Alliance Partner Spotlight: Out of the Boat Swim

The Climate Science Alliance is recognizing Out of the Boat Swim (OBS) in our partner spotlight for the incredible opportunities they give to underprivileged children in San Diego and Baja California. OBS's mission is "Enabling underprivileged children in coastal communities to build confidence in life by building confidence in the water through water safety programs." They do this by providing fun outdoor experiences in water (oceans, bays, pools) to children while teaching them how to enjoy these bodies of water safely. OBS also frequently partners with Climate Kids-Mexico (CKM) to add an environmental education component to their programs. OBS has been busy this Spring hosting several

New Climate Kids Video

Check out the video below of Climate Kids creating nature journals on their field trip to Cabrillo National Monument​. A special Thank You to Joan Green from Green Art Labs​ for creating this amazing up-cycle art activity! #ClimateKids #ArtCommunity #BuildingCommunity

State Climate Adaptation Plan & Sea Level Rise Guidance Workshops on June 12

This event is two workshops on State climate plans and policies that are currently being updated and seeking input from San Diego regional stakeholders. The first is the Safeguarding California plan update from 1:30pm - 3:30pm The second workshop focuses on the State Sea Level Rise Guidance from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. The event is being hosted by the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative at the University of San Diego and will feature State of California representatives and presentations, as well as time for questions and input. Please RSVP to either workshop or both to ensure that you receive information on parking and directions to the campus building. Register Here #BuildingResilience #Ecos

2017 San Diego Science Education Conference CSA Recap

Climate Science Alliance staff presented our Climate Kids project to local educators in a fun and interactive way on Saturday, April 29, 2016 the at the 2017 San Diego Science Education Conference. Our session gave teachers tips and ideas for bringing climate change messaging into their classrooms. By presenting alongside our partners, Sandra Lebron from San Diego Coastkeeper, Jennifer Munoz from Carmel Del Mar School, and Nicole Ornelas from Cabrillo National Monument, we encouraged educators to get involved with educational opportunities and partnerships in the South Coast Region. Check out photos of the teachers in action as they experience our Ocean Acidification Climate Kids module fi

Climate Kids-Mexico Teams Up with Out of the Boat Swim to Host Summer Camp for Underprivileged Child

In July 2017, Climate Kids-Mexico will team up with Out of the Boat Swim to provide a summer camp for underprivileged children living in coastal communities. This summer camp is a unique educational experience that blends outdoor fun in the sun with ocean safety training and environmental stewardship. Out of the Boat Swim's mission is to build life skills and confidence for underprivileged children while giving them the tools and knowledge to enjoy the ocean safely. Climate Kids-Mexico will compliment this mission by educating the kids on why it is important to protect our coasts from pollution and climate change. The kids will have a chance to enjoy their local beaches with Out of the B

CSA's Dr. Amber Pairis Serves as a Judge in 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. This year, Climate Science Alliance Director, Dr. Amber Pairis, was selected by Congressman Scott Peters to serve as one of the judges of the art competition. Pairis represented the Climate Science Alliance in providing input t

SDG&E Hosts Earth Day Fair for Employees with 20+ Environmental Organizations

On Thursday, April 20th, San Diego Gas & Electric's Green Team hosted their Annual Earth Fair at Century Park. This fun event for SDG&E employees was packed with over 20 environmental partners and their interactive booths that featured live animals, games, and crafts. The fair also hosted a live band and provided a delicious lunch to all attendees. The Climate Science Alliance booth featured our Carnivores module with local bobcat and gray fox pelts and skulls for visitors to interact with while learning about current research being done to protect carnivores in our region from climate change impacts. Visitors also had the chance to get creative by adding drawings and commitments to our p

Open Call for Youth Environmental and Climate Change Art Submissions

Amplifier and Earth Guardians are holding an open call for youth art to celebrate heroes working to address climate change and environmental protection. In addition to individual artist submissions, they are also looking for 3-5 after school programs interested in using #MyClimateHero as part of their program this month. If you're interested, this would involve dedicating an after school session to helping your students develop a submission for the open call. By participating, at least one of your students will be selected for the Fall 2017 #MyClimateHero gallery exhibition, and all students will be considered for four educational grants of $500 for grade and middle school, and $1000 for h

5/18 Climate Change Mini Forum with Curious G Design Studio

Please join us for a Climate Change Mini-Forum! In the spirit of information sharing and increasing awareness and understanding of climate impacts and solutions in our region, the Climate Science Alliance staff will be hosting a series of lecture/discussion sessions. These sessions will cover climate change, natural resource conservation, and other climate related topics relevant to Region 5 CDFW staff. Our speaker for our eleventh mini forum is Milena Gavala. Milena Gavala is an environmental scientist and visual science communicator. Milena works with science organizations to translate complex & technical concepts into accessible and memorable visuals that create "aha" moments for technic

CSA Director, Dr. Amber Pairis, Receives Climate Adaption Leadership Award for Natural Resources

Climate Science Alliance-South Coast Director, Dr. Amber Pairis, was among eight recipients honored nationally on May 8th, 2017 for helping safeguard America’s valuable natural resources. For their outstanding work in raising awareness and helping the nation’s natural resources become more resilient to the impacts of a rapidly changing world, eight organizations and individuals were honored on May 8th by their peers at the National Adaptation Forum as recipients of the Climate Adaption Leadership Award for Natural Resources. Recipients were selected from 27 nominations representing activities from individuals and federal, tribal, state, local and non-governmental organizations from around t

CSA Joins Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians at 7th Annual Tribal Earth Day

On Saturday, May 6th, the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians opened their reservation up to the community for their 7th Annual Tribal Earth Day. Surrounded by widespread expanses of rolling hills and oak woodlands, the beautiful reservation of Santa Rosa was the perfect setting for community members to come together to celebrate the theme of the event, "Looking After Our Mother." This Earth Day featured several interactive booths hosted by local businesses and environmental organizations, traditional song and dance performances, and a delicious free lunch for all attendees. The Climate Science Alliance was grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community event. Our staff hosted an int

Art and Science Come Together in Ruth Wallen's Piece, "Listen to the Trees"

Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist, Ruth Wallen, debuted her most recent piece, "Listen to the Trees," at the Weather on Steroids exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society. "Listen to the Trees" is a powerful example of science and art coming together to convey climate change in a meaningful way. "Listen to the Trees" has two engaging components for visitors to interact with. Visitors are first drawn in by Wallen's unique photography that uses a montage of photos to offer varying perspectives of California pine trees. These photos show how the health of Torrey Pine and Jefferey Pine trees is being impacted by factors like drought, bark beetles, and rising temperatures. By observ

Climate Kids Expands to Orange County

As part of our Climate Kids program expansion, the Climate Science Alliance had its first Orange County program at Fulbright Montessori Academy in Lake Forest, CA on April 21st. The Climate Kids Earth Day Assembly introduced 85 students ages 3-6 to the impacts of both visible and invisible pollution on the planet and ways they can minimize these impacts. The kids learned about the long life of marine debris and conducted an experiment to learn how marine life is affected by the debris. They also explored the interactions between plants and pollinators and how these interactions might change as our climate changes. The students ultimately had the opportunity to make a commitment to address t

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