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10 Things You Can Do to Help — Not Just On Earth Day, But Every Day!

Last Sunday, April 22nd, over 1 billion people worldwide observed “Earth Day” — a day to celebrate and protect this planet. As our communities and natural resources face climate change every day, we encourage everyone to take action on the other 364 days of the year as well. Helping our Earth doesn’t have to be complicated! The Alliance created “10 Things I Can Do To Help” to encourage Climate Kids (and adults) to incorporate earth-friendly activities in their daily habits. Check them out and make a climate commitment! Climate Science Alliance staff member Udara Abeysekera helped out by picking up trash on a hike with her family, a fun and easy activity that uses two climate commitments at o

SDG&E Earth Fair Features Climate Science Alliance and Climate Kids Program

On Wednesday, April 4th, San Diego Gas & Electric's Green Team hosted their annual Earth Fair to engage their employees in local projects and programs that promote biodiversity, habitat conservation, pollution prevention, and carbon-free transportation. This fun event was packed with dozens of environmental partners and their interactive booths that featured live animals, games, and crafts. The fair also featured a live band and a chalk mural representing the region’s biodiversity. The Climate Science Alliance booth featured the Climate Kids Pollinators module, including many of the items found in our Pollinators Traveling Trunk. We brought two special guests to interact with visitors—Beat a

Climate Kids Earth Day Assembly at Fulbright Montessori Academy in Orange County

For the second year in a row, the Climate Science Alliance brought a Climate Kids Earth Day Assembly to Fulbright Montessori Academy in Lake Forest, CA. The program introduced 100 students ages 3-6 to the impacts of both visible and invisible pollution on the planet and ways they can minimize these impacts. They learned about the long life of marine debris and conducted an experiment to learn how marine life is affected by the debris. They also also learned about how carbon dioxide changes our oceans and learned about the impacts of ocean acidification on shell building animals. Our Earth Day Assembly encouraged students to think about ways they can help protect the Earth on Earth Day and e

Climate Kids Ambassadors Lead Activities at Mission Bay High Earth Day

On Tuesday 4/17, Mission Bay High School Climate Kids Club Ambassadors led activities at their Earth Day event. Partnering exhibitors joined to provide information about current conservation research in Southern California. The Climate Science Alliance brought hands-on activities from our Oceans Traveling Trunk, which explores the effect of increased CO2 on ocean habitats. Ambassadors led the activities and invited other students to join the club and network of volunteers. As part of our Climate Kids Ambassador program, these dedicated students go into the classroom and out to community events with our staff and mentor younger kids to help the earth and learn more about climate change! More

CSA Affiliated Artist Joan Green Featured on News 8!

Climate Science Alliance affiliated artist Joan Green of Green Art Labs recently appeared on local news channel 8 to announce the art show The Last Straw: Making Trash Visible, at Expressive Arts @ 32nd & Thorn St. Studio. See the video The Last Straw: Making Trash Visible, in conjunction with Expressive Arts SD, features artworks made from plastics that share the common theme of ocean to bring awareness to the plastic ocean pollution problem, a deep-seated cause and call-to-action to Joan. Learn more about the show and artists. Be sure to stop by the exhibit to see the movie and exhibit, details below: The Last Straw: Making Trash Visible Opening tonight - Friday. 4/20, 6-9 pm at 3201 Tho

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) Training July 9-11, 2018

Have you wanted to get more in depth with your instruction about climate change while following the NGSS process as it was designed - to include science-based phenomena? Then Climate TOTE is for you! The Reserve is partnering with the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Region 9 to provide this training to middle and high school teachers. It takes place at the SD County Office of Education and the Reserve from July 9-11th. Climate TOTE models the NGSS learning process by using the phenomenon of sea level rise as the basis for meaningful learning experiences for your students. Local tide level data from the Reserve and Scripps Institution of Oceanography as well a

Meet our Newest Affiliated Artist, Adi Khen!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Adi Khen, a PhD student in Marine Biology studying coral reef ecology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Check out the Q&A below to learn more about our coral-loving artist. Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): What are you researching for your PhD? What inspired you to pick that topic to research? Adi: I am interested in how coral reefs are responding to global climate change. Using a 9-year time series of permanent photoquadrats collected by my advisor, Dr. Jennifer Smith, on Palmyra Atoll in the central Pacific, I am measuring coral bleaching, recovery, growth, and mortality through image analysis. In a way, my research is similar to

Calling All Artists: "Sea of Change" Contest Accepting Submissions

Calling all Artists! Volcom and PangeaSeed Foundation are teaming up for the "Sea of Change" ARTivism Contest. Create and submit a piece of your original artwork to the “Sea of Change” ARTivism Contest that highlights one of these six pressing ocean issues: Overfishing, Plastic Pollution, Coastal Development, Warming Seas, Ocean Acidification, and Biodiversity Loss. The deadline is Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 11:59 PST. Click here for more information. Image by Scott Listfield #ArtCommunity #BuildingCommunity

"Here Now, Gone Tomorrow 2nd Edition" Now Available!

Climate Kids Ambassadors from High Tech Middle North County are at it again! Spreading the word on endangered species affected by climate change through storytelling and art in the 2nd Edition of "Here Now, Gone Tomorrow"! The Climate Science Alliance brought activities into High Tech Middle North County 6th grade classrooms through our Climate Kids Traveling Trunks for Oceans, Carnivores, and Pollinators. Alliance staff and HTM teachers led fun and interactive activities teaching students about climate change, how it effects our natural resources and how they can help protect the planet. This book will be added to our Traveling Trunks, spreading the story of action with kids all across San

San Diego Ecosystems Assessment Available for Download Now!

Under the umbrella of the Climate Science Alliance, a team of ecologists and climatologists conducted a review of the most current, regionally specific climate information and paired that with current research on local species and habitats of the South Coast that are at risk due to climate variability and other stressors. The “San Diego Ecosystems: The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on a Biodiversity Hotspot” assessment was unveiled by the scientists themselves at the inaugural San Diego Climate Summit. Attendees of the day-long summit engaged in a deeper dive on the report chapters highlighting specific interactions, such as how lack of deep soil moisture after prolonged drought makes

*Video* Drawing Connections – Cabrillo National Monument

The Rocky Intertidal Zone at Cabrillo National Monument is one of the most extreme ecosystems on earth, where plants and animals are tested every day. From the crashing waves on the shore at high tide to the intense wind and sun when the water recedes, this is an environment characterized by stress. If anything is to survive the daily strain of life along the waterline, preparation is essential. Today, ocean temperatures and pH levels are affected by increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide. Find out how the inhabitants of the Rocky Intertidal Zone will pass the high stakes test of changing ocean chemistry in the video below. Video brought to you by: NPS Climate Change Respons

"Art of Change" Now at Mission Valley Library!

Check out "Art of Change", our traveling climate-art show, open to the public at the Mission Valley Library for the months of April and May. New art pieces from Affiliated Artists Arpita Choudhury and Jack Kelly are displayed alongside our Art of Change staples that have traveled all over the county. Participate in our Climate Kids Scavenger Hunt to win a free Climate Kids "10 Things You Can Do" coloring book! For information about the Mission Valley Library and their hours of operation, please visit here. #ArtofChange #ArtCommunity #BuildingCommunity

Climate Kids Pilots Collaborative Assembly with San Diego Coastkeeper

On March 16, 2018, the Climate Science Alliance partnered with San Diego Coastkeeper to pilot a brand new Climate Kids-SD Coastkeeper hybrid assembly! The joint program provided hands-on science activities about climate change, point source and non-point source pollution, and how we can all make a difference. 134 students at Logan K-6 put on their lab coats and learned the 3 Jobs of a Scientist, participated in experiments and demonstrations and learned how to be a part of the solution! A very special thank you to our partners at SD Coastkeeper! Together we have piloted a Climate Kids/Climate Stewards Project hybrid into at 5 schools during the 2017-2018 school year as well as integrated cli

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