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San Diego Central Library Hosts Art of Change Exhibit Through September

Art of Change is back! San Diego Central Library is hosting the Art of Change exhibit July - September. This family-friendly exhibit not only gives visitors a chance to see thought-provoking art inspired by climate change, but it also features a coloring station and scavenger hunt for kids! When: July - September Where: San Diego Central Library 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101 The exhibit will be located on the first floor in the Popular Library near the Children's Area. Also, be sure to check out the Gallery on Floor 9 for "Weather on Steroids", a climate change exhibit where affiliated artist, Ruth Wallen's art is featured. #ArtCommunity #ClimateKids #ArtofChange #BuildingCommunity

Regional Experts Gather for Living Shorelines and Resilience Workshop in Southern California

The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Climate Science Alliance- South Coast partnered together to host the Living Shorelines and Resilience in Southern California Workshop on June 20th, at the Regional Water Quality Control Board in San Diego. A "living shoreline" can be defined as any shoreline management system designed to protect or restore natural shoreline ecosystems with the use of natural elements, and sometimes man-made elements. Living shorelines are becoming a hot topic as California attempts to protect our coastal communities as they face higher sea levels and more extreme storms. Southern California is unique in that

Climate Kids Visits Barnard Elementary School

On May 31st, the Climate Science Alliance's Climate Kids program brought science, art, and storytelling to 4th and 5th graders at Barnard Elementary to teach them about climate change impacts to local ecosystems. Barnard Elementary students got to put lab coats on and become scientists for the day by participating in ocean acidification experiments and observing live, local marine species. After learning about the science of climate change, the students got to engage their creative side by creating their own 'Zine' with recycled paper and nature-themed magazines. In their 'Zines,' the 4th and 5th grade students included stories and inspirations about climate-minded choices. Students also

Free Climate Change Communication Online Workshop with Frameworks Academy

Have you been wanting to bring up the important topic of climate change in your classroom, program, or even at your dinner table, but don't know how to go about it? If you said yes, then we have a great resource for you! A free, online introductory course that offers an easy way to learn the basics of climate change communication. "Framing for Climate Interpreters" is a free e-workshop, developed by the FrameWorks Institute in partnership with the New England Aquarium, that gives an introductory look at how interpreters can utilize Strategic Framing to more effectively communicate the ocean and climate change story with the public. This is an excellent resource for those interested in com

Climate Science Alliance Trains San Diego Zoo Educators in Climate Change Communication

The Climate Science Alliance, in partnership with Ranger Alex Warneke from Cabrillo National Monument, delivered a new Climate Kids training pilot program to the education staff at the San Diego Zoo (SDZG) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). In an effort to spread climate literacy to more people across San Diego County, the Climate Science Alliance has developed a climate change communication and education workshop for organizations to provide for their staff. These workshops offer the opportunity for an entire staff to learn the strategies and tools they need to feel comfortable integrating climate change into their existing programs. The hope for these workshops is to encourage

Sherman Elementary Garden Festival Recap ~ May 25, 2017

Climate Science Alliance Staff along with Climate Kids Ambassador Melissa Nuñez, Cabrillo National Monument, and Affiliated Artist Joan Green all came together to participate in Sherman Elementary's Garden Festival on May 25, 2017. Students and families had a blast learning about native pollinators, plants, and things they can do to help the Earth. Students made scientific observations about some of the species important to our local ecosystems and made commitments to help the Earth based on our "Climate Kids in Action" 10 Things poster. Check out photos of this awesome event that reached the community of Logan Heights. #ClimateKids #BuildingCommunity

CSA Participates in 2017 International Urban Wildlife Conference

Climate Science Alliance partners and staff participated in the 2017 International Urban Wildlife Conference (IUWC) at San Diego State University on June 4-7. This four day conference brought wildlife experts from across the world together to share their research, resources, expertise, successes, and failures. IUWC offered a diverse program of 23 presentation sessions on different topics related to the management, monitoring, conservation, public education, and appreciation of urban wildlife. In addition to the plethora of lecture sessions, the IUWC also provided ample opportunities for networking between the world's leading wildlife scientists, land managers, city planners, educators, and

Climate Science Alliance and San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative Share Expertise at National Ad

The Climate Science Alliance-South Coast was well represented at the National Adaptation Forum in St. Paul, Minnesota, May 9 - May 11 with 6 CSA partners in attendance! The National Adaptation Forum brings together adaptation professionals from across the globe to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support for a better tomorrow. Highlights included: As a result of her outstanding work on climate resilience in the South Coast region of California, Dr. Pairis was awarded the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. Congratulations! Read more here. Dr. Amber Pairis led the creation of the NAF Natural Resource Plenary. The plenary utilized storytelling to share

EPA and FEMA Request Letters of Interest for Disaster Resilience Technical Assistance - Due June 30,

EPA and FEMA Offer Assistance to California Communities on Disaster Resilience The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and FEMA Region IX are seeking proposals from regional partners in California that are interested in receiving technical assistance to build resilience to natural disasters. The technical assistance will include: A facilitated process based on ready-to-use tools on how to: Engage project partners Assess vulnerability and develop mitigation strategies Take action and implement projects Measure progress Networking with state, federal, and peer experts on disaster resilience. Your region may need help getting started with early steps like engaging a broad coalition of partners

Climate Science Alliance Hosts BE WiSE Event for Young Women in Science

In partnership with the Fleet Science Center, Climate Kids hosted a Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering (BE WiSE) Event at Mission Bay on Saturday, May 20th. BE WiSE engages young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences in collaboration with the region's research, industry and academic institutions. BE WiSE goals are to: Stimulate young women's interest in STEM through interactions with professionals Increase participants' opportunities and knowledge of STEM fields of study Develop a community of young women (grades 7–12) engaged in science learning through out-of-school activities Sustain interest and involvement through alumnae and

Climate Science Alliance Presents at NNOCCI Refresher Webinar

On April 10th, 2017 the SEALIFE Aquarium hosted a National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) Crash Course/Refresher Webinar. This webinar provided tools for improving climate change communication through metaphors, graphics, and talking points. The National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation is a collaborative effort led by the New England Aquarium with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the FrameWorks Institute, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the New Knowledge Organization in partnership with Penn State University and the Ohio’s Center for Science and Industry. NNOCCI strives to provide

*Save the Date* Upcoming Working Group Meetings

Save the date for Climate Science Alliance Working Group meetings being held this summer! Orange & Blue Team Working Group Meeting When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 9:30am - 11:30am Where: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119 Green Team Working Group Meeting When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Where: California Department of Fish and WIildlife, 3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123 We hope to see you there! For a recap of Working Group activities in Spring 2017, click below: Orange Team Blue Team Green Team #BuildingCapacity #BuildingResilience #BuildingCommunity

Climate Kids Delivers Pollinators Kits to San Diego Teachers

After our successful teacher training this past February, teachers who won the raffle prize for a free Climate Kids butterfly kit were given a free cup of Painted Lady Caterpillars and Earth's Birthday Project's Butterfly Lab curriculum. We delivered a kit to Esther Conrriquez, a third grade teacher from Rodriguez Elementary School in Logan Heights. Students learned about the life cycle of a butterfly, how the species plays an important role in San Diego, how climate change is affecting these species, and what they can do as Climate Kids to help protect these insects. #ClimateKids #BuildingCommunity #BuildingCapacity

Climate Kids Messages Reach Students in Montana through New Collaboration

The Alliance is excited to share that Climate Kids messages have reached students in Montana through a new collaboration with Dr. Molly Cross, the Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society. After connecting with Climate Science Alliance Director, Dr. Amber Pairis, Cross successfully brought Climate Kids programming to Hawthorne Elementary School in Bozeman, MT. Cross incorporated our messaging into her existing climate change education program and emphasized solution-based action by displaying our "Climate Kids in Action!" posters that give students 10 things they can do to help. Dr. Cross also proposed an exciting new idea for Climate Kids in different st

CSA Affiliated Artist, Audrey Carver, Featured in Upcoming MUSE Art Exhibit

Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist, Audrey Carver, is one of nine artists showcased in the upcoming exhibit, "Muse: San Diego Museum Murals". This unique protect paired nine San Diego County museums with nine artists to create mural concepts inspired by each museum’s mission and vision. Carver was paired with Climate Science Alliance partner, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), to create an art piece titled, "Visualizing the Future." This piece brought science to life by depicting four different "futures" of the Tijuana Estuary. Carver's four "futures" are interpretations of four scientific scenarios for what the Tijuana Estuary may look like depending on h

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