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California Communities Prepare for New Era of Climate Risk

Statewide forum provides practical strategies for dealing with wildfires, drought and the long-term economic, environmental and social impacts of climate change. As a promotional parter of the 2018 California Adaptation Forum, the Climate Science Alliance is sharing a series of press releases covering key topics to be discussed at the forum next week. SACRAMENTO — The third biennial California Adaptation Forum, hosted by the Local Government Commission and the State of California, comes to Sacramento next week. More than 750 adaptation policymakers, community leaders and expert practitioners from across California will participate in dozens of multidisciplinary sessions, workshops, tours and

Climate Kids-Mexico Teams Up with Out of the Boat Swim for Underprivileged Youth Summer Camp

The Alliance’s Climate Kids-Mexico (CKM) program has been busy with Summer events in Tijuana. For the second year in a row, CKM teamed up with Out of the Boat Swim in July to provide a summer camp for underprivileged children living in coastal communities. This summer camp provided a unique educational experience that blended outdoor fun in the sun with ocean safety training, climate science education, and environmental art and storytelling. Out of the Boat Swim's mission is to build life skills and confidence for underprivileged children while giving them the tools and knowledge to enjoy the ocean safely. Climate Kids-Mexico complements this mission by educating the kids on why it is impo

California Examines Practical Solutions to Climate-Driven Wildfires

Statewide forum provides practical strategies for dealing with wildfires, drought and the long-term economic, environmental and social impacts of climate change. As a promotional parter of the 2018 California Adaptation Forum, the Climate Science Alliance is sharing a series of press releases covering key topics to be discussed at the forum next week. SACRAMENTO – California has seen a lot of devastating wildfires recently, and for many people, “fire season” is seemingly never-ending. In fact, California has not gone a month without a wildfire since 2012. The intensity and severity of these fires have been exacerbated by climate impacts, including drought and heat waves. The destructiveness

CSA Attends Insect and Ladybug Festival at the San Diego Botanic Garden

The Climate Science Alliance partnered with the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) to bring Climate Kids activities to their Insect Festival on Saturday, July 21st. The festival featured fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, ladybugs and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches” brought to the guests by many partnering agencies. Thousands of visitors were able to collect bugs and participate in hands-on insect-themed arts and crafts. The Gardens also provided BBQ-flavored mealworms as a treat. Entomologists and other bug experts tabled at several informational booths that taught children and adults alike. Climate Kids use science, storytelling and art to

Meet Laura Walsh, Our Newest Affiliated Artist!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Laura Walsh, a Southcoast diver and surfer who uses film to capture the sublimity of local breaks. Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family! Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): How would you describe your photography? Laura Walsh (Laura): I shoot film photos of the coast that focus on what I think we love about it most — it’s purity, limitlessness, dynamism, and power. I am most focused on the way light reflects on water and the flow of color between water and air. Although my photos are intended to celebrate the purity of the ocean, I often include people who have a positive relationship with the ocean. I think people are ge

Tribal Youth from the San Pasqual Band Learn about Watersheds and Impacts at the San Diego Zoo

On July 25, 2018 tribal youth from the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians attended a Climate Kids-Tribes field trip to the San Diego Zoo. The group participated in a "Watershed Scavenger Hunt" created using the Zoo’s self-guided watershed curriculum with an additional "Color Your Own Watershed" climate change activity. The Alliance has been working with the San Diego Zoo to help integrate more climate change themes into their programming and we were excited to bring youth out to learn more! The Alliance has partnered with the San Pasqual Band over the past year bringing educational Climate Kids activities to their Earth Day and “Adopt a Creek” events. We are so grateful for our continued pa

CK-Tribes' 3rd Year at Pala Little Feathers

On July 9th, the Climate Science Alliance was invited back to Pala to be a part of the Pala Band of Mission Indians Little Feather's summer program to teach during Career week. Our Climate Kids-Tribes program brought science, art, and storytelling to preschool students and taught about climate change science. Students participated in an art activity led by Audrey Carver, one of our Affiliated Artists and a Climate Art Fellow for the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Students put on their lab coats and explored the 3 Jobs of a Scientist as a class and colored an activity where they brainstormed "What kind of a scientist would you like to

Climate Kids-Tribes Field Trip to Living Coast Discovery Center

On July 27, 2018 the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians visited the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista, California for a special Climate Kids-Tribes field trip! Students experienced wetland and marsh habitats first hand in this coastal field trip. Students toured the outdoor bird and raptor exhibit at Discovery Center to learn about local animals that live in San Diego! Staff provided a marsh hike that explored the food chain in coastal environments where students became scientists and tracked species using data sheets. They explored the effect climate change can have on wetland environments like the Sweetwater Refuge. Shark and Ray Touch Tank at the Living Coast The Pauma Youth also we

SD Coastkeeper’s Education Team Highlights Climate Science Alliance Partnership

The Climate Science Alliance has partnered with San Diego Coastkeeper over the past few years to help incorporate climate change themes into their educational programs and to pilot them at local classrooms. The Education Team recently shared an article thanking the Alliance and local partners for the incredible success of their climate change messaging to youth. The Alliance and SD Coastkeeper delivered lessons to Pacific Beach Elementary reaching every student through K-5. “These lessons included tools for understanding which human activities produce greenhouse gases, presentations on the ways in which climate change is impacting our oceans, games that help illustrate links between human be

Ocean Science Trust is Hiring a New Program Director

Ocean Science Trust (OST), a partner of the Climate Science Alliance, is pleased to announce that they are hiring a new Program Director! An independent, non-profit, formalized by California statute in 2000, they work closely with ocean and coastal agencies to advance a constructive role for science in decision-making. OST seeks a collaborative, entrepreneurial team leader and an accomplished relationship builder to grow their climate adaptation work, developing and implementing new initiatives that inform state, local, and community policy efforts on California’s marine and coastal human-natural ecosystems. The full description may be viewed here: OST Program Director. Familiarity with Ca

Art of Change headed to the 2018 California Adaptation Forum!

The “Art of Change”, our traveling climate-art show, will be featured as “Art @ CAF” for the 2018 California Adaptation Forum in partnership with the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (Center) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. From August 27-29 California Adaptation Forum attendees can visit the exhibit and learn more about the role of art in climate change communication. “Art @ CAF” will unveil new art from Affiliated Artist Audrey Carver as part of her Climate Art Fellowship with the Center, as well as art from the newest Affiliated Artists Adi Khen, Skylaar Amann and Kris Moore. This new art will be displayed alongside other youth and affiliated artists work that are

Meet Kris Moore, our Newest Affiliated Artist!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Kris Moore, an experienced photojournalist and San Diego local. She describes her most recent series, "Fly Away, Breath" in a statement below. "Humans do not belong in the icy waters off Southern California. This is not our place. It belongs to the fish and crustaceans, to dolphins, turtles, sharks, seals, and awe-inspiring whales. It belongs to the shorebirds and migrating flocks of ducks. This is not our place. We cannot survive in these waters. But neither can they if we don’t clean up after ourselves. Where land meets ocean, the impact of humans is clear. Beaches are littered with human trash: plastic straws, balloons, bottle caps, cigarette butts. Plastic

La Jolla GENERATIONS Program Visits the San Diego Botanic Garden for a Summer Climate Kids-Tribes Fi

The Climate Science Alliance kicked off our Summer Climate Kids-Tribes field trips on July 18, 2018 at the San Diego Botanic Garden to learn about climate change and watershed conservation. The La Jolla GENERATIONS Program at the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians partnered with the Alliance, sending students on a coastal field trip for the second year in a row! Last year, Climate Kids-Tribes field trips sent students to the Batiquitos Lagoon and led a nature journal project. At the field trip this year students visited the beautiful gardens at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, California. SDBG staff taught about climate change by using the heat-trapping blanket demonstration and touched

Alliance Partnership Featured in Newsletter from Balboa Park Sustainability Program

The “Tree of Change”, created by the public in pop-up Sustainability Studio in Balboa Park and then featured in our Art of Change traveling climate-art show, has been returned to our partners at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership Sustainability Program (BPSP). In their recent Quarterly Sustainability Newsletter, BPSP highlighted the “Tree of Change” and their partnership with the Alliance. “We'd like to thank our community partner, the Climate Science Alliance, for touring our ‘Tree of Change’ in their Art of Change exhibit featuring creative climate inspired artwork by local children, artists, and members of the community. Through the exhibit tour, the Tree of Change traveled from our p

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