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CSA Affiliated Artist Ashley Mazanec Launches EcoArts Foundation

Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist, Ashley Mazanec, recently celebrated the first successful quarter of her new project, EcoArts Foundation. The EcoArts Foundation was created by like-minded individuals coming together to lead social change with rich artistic media, reaching beyond data and disciplinary boundaries. With the mission to inspire ecological regeneration via the arts, EcoArts celebrates artists that are setting a high bar with socially-responsible content that promts new audiences like policymakers, consumers, scientists, and the general public to make lifestyle choices that sustain and benefit the environment. EcoArts has been busy in their first quarter, bringing eco-ar

Save the Date! National Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop: February 21-22, 2018

Save the Date! The National Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop will be held in Oakland, CA on February 21-22, 2018. This workshop will be hosted by Restore America's Estuaries, the State Coastal Conservancy, and Save the Bay. More details to come from the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative. #BuildingCapacity #BuildingResilience #EcosystemResilience

Upcoming Endangered Species Art Show to Feature CSA Affiliated Artists 9/5-9/28

Mesa College Art Gallery is hosting a new art exhibit, Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystem. An interactive and educational exhibition, Endangered invites attendees to explore the work of eight artists whose explore the continuing devastation of our local flora and fauna. Through photographs, paintings, sculptures, and video, the artists in this exhibition—Stephanie Bedwell, Kira Carrillo Corser, Michael Field, Stacie Birky Greene, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Jim Riley, Jen Trute and Ruth Wallen—shed light on some of the blight happening in our regional ecosystems. Working with local scientists, students and eco-conscious organizations this exhibition presents evidence of the dr

California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Hosts NGSS Workshop for Informal Educa

On August 18th, the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) hosted a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) workshop for informal educators in San Diego. This interactive workshop led by CREEC Region Coordinator, Crystal Howe, covered environmental literacy and NGSS integration for informal educators. Not only did the workshop cover how to use NGSS, it also explained its history and purpose, which helped to set the stage for implementation. After learning about the framework of NGSS, participants had the opportunity to work through a hands-on science activity that exemplified the teaching goals of NGSS. The morning closed with an open discussion about the opportu

July California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar - Recap

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) July 2017 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). You can read a recap of the webinar or watch the recording below. #BuildingResilience

7/25 Innovative Community Engagement Working Group Meeting

The Climate Science Alliance’s Green Team gathered on July 25th to set innovative new goals for the 2017-2018 year. The meeting kicked off by introducing Alex Warneke from Cabrillo National Monument as the new working group lead. Alex lead the Green Team through interactive exercises that generated lively conversations and ideas for collaboration within the team in the coming year. The Green Team will be striving to make San Diego County a hub for climate change education and outreach. Stay tuned for a brand new Story Map highlighting the creative ways our partners are leading educational activities about environmental stewardship. We appreciate all of the great ideas from our amazing par

Climate Kids Program Returns to Little Feathers Through a Partnership with Pala Band of Mission Indi

On August 3rd, the Climate Science Alliance's Climate Kids program brought science, art, and storytelling to preschool students from the Pala Band of Mission Indians to teach about the impacts of both visible and invisible pollution on the planet and ways they can minimize these impacts. Students learned about the interactions between plants and pollinators and how these interactions might change as our climate changes. They read stories about the butterfly life cycle and learned a song and dance to help remember butterfly body parts. Students ultimately had the opportunity to make a commitment to address these issues through a collaborative art piece, a Climate Commitment Caterpillar. Our C

CSA Partners Come Together to Host Climate Walk at Cabrillo National Monument

On August 5th, Climate Science Alliance partners, STAY COOL for Grandkids and Cabrillo National Monument teamed up to host a free "Climate Walk" for families at Cabrillo National Monument. 30 attendees were led on a hike by Cabrillo Science Program Coordinator and Climate Science Alliance Green Team leader, Alex Warneke. Alex is a marine ecologist who specializes in youth engagement in science. Sarah Benson, Administrative Director of STAY COOL for Grandkids, shares her experience below: "Alex shared her first-hand insights about climate change impacts on the biodiverse 160 acres that make up Cabrillo National Monument. She explained about the important native plant species, and the animal

CSA Staff Attends 2017 Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

This June, the Climate Science Alliance attended the 2017 Summer Institute for Climate Change Education hosted by Climate Generation at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. The Institute showcased research from University of Minnesota's leading experts on climate science and climate solutions, demonstrated hands on activities that bring climate change concepts into the classroom, and reviewed Next Generation Science Standards as they relate to climate change education. This Institute provided hands-on educational experiences and resources for over 50 educators. These included climate change curriculum, games, and break-out sessions on the following topics: Agriculture

Communicating Climate Change through Story Maps, CSA Presentation at 2017 ESRI User Conference

The South Coast region of California is alive with projects, planning efforts and partnerships that are focused on conserving the biological diversity and uniqueness of our region in the face of a changing climate. Alliance Staff member, Laura Hampton, used her background in Geography Information Systems (GIS) to create two interactive articles or Story Maps, that display the current work taking place to promote and implement climate change adaptation in the South Coast region. Hampton presented her work at the 2017 ESRI User Conference. Her session titled "Communicating Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency through Story Maps" gave a general overview of climate change impacts to the Sout

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