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Climate Kids Brings Students from So. California Tribes to Batiquitos Lagoon

This Summer, the Climate Science Alliance partnered with the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation to bring 80 students from southern California Tribes to the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad, CA. In three field trips, youth from the La Jolla Band of Mission Indians, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, and the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians got to come and learn about the rich Native American history of Batiquitos Lagoon. Docents from the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation led students on nature walks around the lagoon and shared with them the historical Native American ancestral ties to the land as well as interesting facts about what plant and animal species exist there now. After the nature wal

Climate Walk at Cabrillo National Monument 8/5

Climate Science Alliance Partners, STAY COOL for Grandkids and Cabrillo National Monument are teaming up to host a Climate Walk at Cabrillo National Monument on August 5. Attendees will be treated to a special Ranger-led hike by ecologist Alexandria "Alex" Warneke, who also specializes in youth engagement in science. She'll share insights about this special region of San Diego and how climate change has already impacted its ecology. After the hike, stick around and have the kids learn and earn the Junior Ranger Oath and Badge from a real Park Ranger! Learn more about this fun program here. Alex will also host a special talk on Sea Slugs at noon in the Cabrillo Auditorium. Plan to meet at the

Registration Open for the 2017 Southwest Tribal Climate Change Summit!

Registration is now open for the 2017 Southwest Tribal Climate Change Summit co-sponsored by the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, the University of San Diego's Climate Education Partners (CEP), the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), and the Climate Science Alliance (CSA). The Summit aims to provide environmental professionals from regional tribes, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss strategies to respond to current policies, regulatory initiatives, and technical topics in responding to climate change impacts. The Summit will take place September 19th-21st at the University of San Diego. Please note that Southwestern tribes will receive priority r

7/5 Climate Change Mini Forum Addresses Climate Resilient Wildlife Connectivity in Southern CA

On July 5th, the Climate Science Alliance hosted our twelfth Climate Change Mini Forum on “Climate Resilient Connectivity Planning for the South Coast” featuring Megan Jennings, Ph.D. and Erin Conlisk, Ph.D. from San Diego State University. In this mini forum, Dr. Jennings provided an update on a research project underway, which in partnership with CDFW’s South Coast Region, is evaluating and planning for current and future landscape connectivity under projected climate and land conditions. The completed project will support practical, proactive management of biodiversity in the face of climate change by developing connectivity linkage maps for the South Coast Ecoregion based on comprehensi

Upcoming Green Team Meeting: 7/25

Our next Innovative Community Engagement work group meeting is Tuesday, July 25th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. We are very excited to get the team back together to collaborate on new and creative ideas to bring to our communities in the coming year! We hope to see you there! Time: July 25th 2:00-4:00pm Location: California Department of Fish and Wildlife 3883 Ruffin Road San Diego, CA 92123 Contact Marina Varano at marina.varano@wildlife.ca.gov with questions. #BuildingCommunity

Climate Kids-Mexico Hosts Fashion Show at Ecoparque Environmental Day Festival

On June 2nd, 2017, Climate Kids-Mexico (CKM) spread a message of environmental stewardship at the Ecoparque Environmental Day Festival in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico by hosting a "Pasarela" Fashion Show with outfits created out of recycled materials. CKM Ambassadors created unique costumes out of cans, plastic bottles, plastic bags, and old clothes to represent the sea, fish, sea birds, and seaweed. Students walked the runway in these thought-provoking costumes to bring awareness to climate change and ocean and marine health. The Alliance is excited by the great work being done by our partners in Baja California! #ClimateKids #ClimateKidsMexico #BuildingCommunity

Local Brownie Troop Completes Climate Kids Badge

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to share that through a partnership with Girl Scouts, a local brownie troop participated in our Climate Kids program and earned a new badge. The brownies learned about San Diego Carnivores and how scientists are studying ways they can protect the animals from climate change. The troop completed activities where they learned about the "10 Things" they can do to help the Earth. The troop then received Climate Kids badges to add to their vests of achievement. The Brownies have the opportunity to earn more badges by becoming Ambassadors and sharing what they have learned with others at Alliance community events. #ClimateKids #BuildingCommunity

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