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Climate Kids-Mexico Reaches 1,100 Youth at Water Day Event

Climate Kids-Mexico (CKM) Program Manager Martha Aide Escalante Garcia along with Secretaria del Medio Ambiente del Estado de Baja CA, Direccion de Proteccion al Ambiente de Tijuana, and CBTIS 146 hosted a special joint Climate Kids-Mexico event event that took place at Playas de Tijuana Cultural Center on March 16, 2018. The Water Day Event was designed to promote water education through hands-on science and art workshops with diverse activities including topics such as the importance of water, conservation, water and climate change, water cycle prototypes, games and water recycling. This amazing event brought together 1,100 students from elementary and middle schools within the Playas area

CSA Joins Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians at Annual Tribal Earth Day

On Saturday, May 12th, the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians invited the tribal community to participate in their Annual Tribal Earth Day. The Climate Science Alliance was grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community event. Our staff hosted an interactive booth that engaged community members on the topic of climate change by using our modules on local pollinators and decomposers. We had live insects (Painted Lady Butterflies and Bessbugs) on the table for visitors to interact with as well as a community art activity where youth could sew a satchel and make a commitment to helping the earth. We taught the kids the importance of pollinators in our food web and the threats they face due

Climate Kids Delivers Ocean Acidification Activities to Barnard Elementary

On May 1st, the Climate Science Alliance's Climate Kids program brought science, art, and storytelling to 4th 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 Climate Kids Traveling Trunk hands-on activities and demonstrations about ocean acidification. Ambassadors from MIssion Bay High School joined in on the fun and engaged students through storytelling and a special 'Zine' art activity with recycled paper and nature-themed magazines. In their 'Zines,' the 4th grade students included stories and inspirations about climate-minded choices.

St. Louis Affiliated Artists to Exhibit “Watershed Cairns”

Affiliated Artists Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan will be exhibiting their “Watershed Cairns” from June 1 - September 29, 2018 at the Sheldon Galleries in St. Louis, Missouri. The exhibit features a sampling of those that they have used on the upper Mississippi River and in the St. Louis area. The opening event will take place on Friday June 1, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. About “Watershed Cairns” Sculptor Libby Reuter and collaborator, photographer Joshua Rowan, temporarily place site-specific cairns in the landscape to mark watersheds around the area. The exhibition features seven cairns in the sculpture garden and photographs by Rowan on a video monitor alongside the installation. The Climate Sci

Upcoming Webinar: May Drought & Climate Outlook from NIDIS and CNAP

Join NIDIS (National Integrated Drought Information System) and CNAP (California-Nevada Climate Applications Program) for the next CA-NV Drought Early Warning System May Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11 am - 12 pm PDT. These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health. Featured Presentations Droug

Zovargo Partners with the CSA to Bring Climate Kids Activities to Their Programming

The Climate Science Alliance has been working with Zovargo to help provide resources to incorporate Climate Kids Resources into their presentations and camps. On Saturday, April 28th Zovargo led an Eco-Warriror Program for a group of Girl Scouts and incorporated our Climate Science and Carnivores trunk into their activities! Check out the photos below to see some of the ways Zovargo has been spreading climate science literacy through their community outreach programs. #ClimateKids #BuildingCommunity

Climate Kids-Tribes Participates in "Adopt a Creek Day" at San Pasqual

Climate Kids-Tribes was invited to join the Environmental Department at San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians for their "Adopt a Creek Day" on April 23, 2018. This event featured restoration planting on site, placing rocks to identify each youths plant for future visits and talking about the importance of Storm Water Pollution Prevention, Preservation and Protection of Natural Water Sheds and Clean Water Testing. The Climate Science Alliance was invited to bring a module to engage the youth and enhance their understanding of impacts to Oak habitats through the threat of invasive beetles such as the Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) and the Shot Hole Borer as well as climate change. Alliance staff l

Teacher from Museum School Leads Climate Kids Ocean Acidification Activities in Classroom

Climate Science Alliance staff have been working with 8th Grade teacher, Amy Huff Shah from Museum School in San Diego to help incorporate Ocean Acidification activities into her classroom. Students enjoyed learning about climate change through demonstrations such as ocean warming in a jar, pH testing and a Bromothymol Blue experiment. Led NGSS-style, Ms. Shah explored specific phenomena that have been occurring such as coral bleaching (Hawaii and Great Barrier Reef) and Northwest oyster dye-offs through hands-on science. Students put on their lab coats and science goggles and ran experiences about these ocean changes. A huge thank you to Ms. Shah for spreading climate literacy to these stud

CSA x SD Coastkeeper Collaborate for Roosevelt Middle Earth Day

Roosevelt Middle School in San Diego invited San Diego Coastkeeper and the Climate Science Alliance to bring hands-on ocean science to their Earth Day festival! The festival ran all day on April 19th and was led in collaboration with 7th grade students. Activities spanned the topics of Public Health, Recycling, Food Resources, Composting, Solar Energy, Scientist Research, Water Testing, Climate Change, and Green Engineering. The Alliance also met a new collaborative partner at UCSD's CREATE Program and we look forward to working with them soon. CREATE houses an innovative team of researchers, youth mentors, and professional development experts working with the region's teachers. #Climate

CSA Participates in Viejas Earth Day

Viejas Resource Management Department hosted their first ever Earth Fair on Friday, April 20th and it was a huge success! Around 150 members from the community visited booths which provided information and resources around nature as well as exhibitors selling homemade goods, and a delicious lunch was provided. Students from nearby youth programs attended and participated in individual table raffles and art activities. Climate Kids activities taught about climate change, pollinators and decomposers and even featured a sewing activity and commitment wall. Alliance partner Alex Tardy, from the National Weather Service joined alongside our Climate Kids table and briefed attendees on current weat

Climate Science Alliance teams up with Scripps’ Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation!

The Climate Science Alliance (Alliance) is teaming up with the Scripps’ Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (CCCIA). This new partnership between CCCIA and the Alliance will bring new opportunities to expand delivery and translation of science to partners across the south coast. “We are excited to have the Climate Science Alliance partnership as part of the new Center and continue to bring the natural resource community together to advance climate resilience across the region,”noted CCCIA Director Mark Merrifield. The CCCIA is a new center launched by Scripps in 2015 to leverage climate change expertise to develop strategies for climate adaptation based on top-tier science and a

Annual InterTribal Earth Day was a Success!

On April 14th, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians hosted their annual InterTribal Earth Day event with 550 attendees and 60+ exhibitors from Southern California tribes and local organizations. The exhibitors engaged visitors on environmental stewardship by centering their messages around the theme of the event, "Planting our Future." In addition to the booths, the event featured incredible song and dance performances from local tribes, storytelling from tribal youth, delicious food, and a large raffle. The Climate Science Alliance co-hosted three Traveling Trunk activities with Climate Kids Ambassadors from Mission Bay High School and Pauma Education Department. Our interactive area fea

Alliance Staff Presents our Art and Community Initiative as a Guest Speaker for SDSU Class

On Monday, April 23rd Climate Science Alliance staff member Diane Terry was invited to present as a guest speaker for a Sustainable Development class at San Diego State University. The Alliance sees art as a valuable tool for communicating climate science to diverse audiences by cutting across cultures, ages, education levels, and socioeconomic status. ​The way science is traditionally communicated—papers published in scientific journals, complex graphs, textbook terminology—is not always effective. We recognize that artists have the ability to tell the story of climate change in a way that invokes an emotional response, and can inspire action on both an individual and community level. The p

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