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Alliance Partner Nikki Cooley Featured in Washington Post Climate Change Article

“The Diné know what it means to be driven from land, to adapt, to survive from one epoch to the next, even though things are not okay.” Alliance partner Nikki Cooley shares her unique perspective on our future with climate change, and how adaptation is nothing new, in a recent Washington Post article. (Washington Post Staff Illustration) “The wind feels wrong in Arizona, and Nikki Cooley listens to the elders. The Diné know what it means to be driven from land, to adapt, to survive from one epoch to the next, even though things are not okay.” Early this year, the Washington Post published an article exploring the multitude of ways that “Everything is not going to be okay” under climate chang

Don't Miss the Pala Riparian Workshop on April 30 & May 1st!

Don't miss the FREE Riparian Management Workshop from our partners at the Pala Band of Mission Indians Environmental Department. This year's focus is on the "Boom & Bust" cycles in California, and how we can find solutions through traditional knowledge and cutting edge science. The Pala Environmental Department and co-collaborator Chris McDonald are once again hosting a FREE Riparian Management Workshop at the Pala Administration Building here at the Pala Band of Mission Indians. This year we will be focusing on the crazy “Boom & Bust” cycles we have in California: Years of drought followed by wet years, flooding, and mudslides. With climate change, funding losses, and weather issues, our ri

Register today for the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program!

Our partners at Idyllwild Arts are now enrolling for their 2019 Summer Program. Scholarships are available for Native American Teens and Kids, as well as Native American Adults who are teachers, artists, or community leaders. Learn more on the blog today! The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides high caliber arts instruction and memorable arts immersion workshops to a diverse student population of all ages and abilities. Nearly 2,000 children, youth, adults and families participate in the diverse summer program featuring workshops in all the arts and specifically tailored to all proficiency levels and ages. The Summer program provides children, teens, adults and professional artists intens

Meet Andrew Rosales, Our Newest Affiliated Artist!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Andrew Rosales, who creates portraits of local species with paper, scissors, and a touch of glue. Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family! Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): What inspired you to create the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" series? Andrew Rosales (Andrew): The “Rock, Paper, Science” series was created to highlight 16 species that are currently, or may become endangered, due to continued loss of habitat and climate stressors. Alliance: What drew you to use paper as your medium? Andrew: The use of paper as a medium was born out of a project I did while at the Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science, at the San Diego Z

Apply Today for Our Summer Outreach Internship!

The Climate Science Alliance is seeking a creative, outgoing, and organized individual to join our team in San Diego as a Summer Outreach Intern. Apply today! The Alliance seeks an outgoing, organized, and self-motivated individual to support our creative outreach programming to connect, inform, and engage our communities to regional climate science. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in regional climate resiliency work, as well as copywriting, marketing, science communication, and graphic design. Since the Alliance collaborates with numerous partner organizations, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about and network with some of the best climate resiliency organi

"Visualizing the Future" on Display at the Rancho Peñasquitos Library

“Visualizing the Future,” a collaboration between the Climate Science Alliance and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, is now on display at the Rancho Peñasquitos Library till June 17th! “Visualizing the Future,” a collaboration between the Climate Science Alliance and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, is now on display at the Rancho Peñasquitos Library till June 17th, 2019. Created by Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist, Audrey Carver, “Visualizing the Future” depicts different scenarios and changes to the Tijuana River Reserve as a result of climate impacts. These different “futures” are informing management approaches to ensure the long-term

Register Today for the Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Workshop!

The Pala Band of Mission Indians and Pala Environmental Department are hosting a Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation workshop on June 5-6, 2019 at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort in Pala, CA. The workshop is FREE, and a limited number of stipends are available to help with travel. Register today! Some of the most tragic impacts of climate change are projected to come in the form of illness, injury, and death, which will disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of a community. A comprehensive tribal climate change adaptation plan can help Native American tribal communities better understand, prepare for, and protect against such impacts. However, many adaptation plans place greater e

Climate Kids Traveling Trunks — An Important Educator Resource for Earth Day and Every Day

Teachers overwhelmingly believe climate change should be taught in the classroom. But according to a new NPR poll, more than half don’t talk about it in their classrooms. Our Traveling Trunks are filled with science, art and storytelling activities that are appropriate for students K-12 in every classroom — check one out today! For Earth Day, NPR asked the question: “If they don't hear about it at home, will kids learn about climate change in school?” NPR/Ipsos polled 500 teachers, finding that while a majority of teachers believe climate change should be taught in schools, more than half of them do not cover climate change in their classroom lessons or discussions. The poll found the leadin

Climate Science Alliance and Partners are Going to NAF!

The Climate Science Alliance team and a few of our partners are heading to Madison, Wisconsin for this week’s 2019 National Adaptation Forum. Stay tuned for updates! The Climate Science Alliance (Alliance) team and a few of our partners will be presenting at this week’s 2019 National Adaptation Forum (NAF), from April 23-25. This will be the 5th year the Alliance has been involved in NAF programming. Registration is still open! Register here: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/registration If you can’t make it, you can attend remotely! Follow along on NAF’s Facebook live stream: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/program/remote-participation The Alliance and our partners will be pres

2019 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards Celebrate Commitment to Climate Resiliency

At the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit, the Climate Science Alliance recognized six partners for their outstanding commitment to building climate resiliency in our community and beyond. Thank you to Dr. Dan Cayan, Dr. Shasta Gaughen, Morgan Justice-Black, Dr. Julie Kalansky, Rob Roy, and Steve Walters for inspiring us every day! The Climate Science Alliance (Alliance) relies upon our network of partners to accomplish our mission of safeguarding natural and human communities in the face of a changing climate. After a full day of thought-provoking discussion at the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit, the Alliance team took a moment to celebrate six Alliance partners whose work is an integral componen

Regional Experts discuss climate impacts on Batiquitos Lagoon

The Batiquitos Lagoon Resiliency Plan convened the 2nd Expert Workshop to develop climate scenarios for Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve. CSA Advisory Team Members Drs. Megan Jennings and Julie Kalansky provided technical expertise for the workshop. The Batiquitos Lagoon Resiliency Plan partners, including the City of Carlsbad, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Climate Science Alliance, and Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography convened the second Expert Workshop to continue developing scenarios that outline potential implications of increased temperatures

Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club Sponsors Climate Kids

Thank-you to the Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club for their support of Climate Kids and the Traveling Trunk program. Your dedication to improving environmental and climate literacy in our community helps foster the next generation of stewards! Earlier this year, the Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club connected with the Climate Science Alliance to help support and sponsor the creation of a Climate Kids Oceans Traveling Trunk. The Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club is one of 64 Rotary Clubs in the San Diego and Imperial County District. The mission of the Eco Rotary Club, one of four “Eco” Clubs worldwide, is to educate themselves and their communities about environmental challenges and engage in implementing

Update from Puerto Rico: DUNAS Team Meets with “Reserva Marina”!

Mariela Declet-Perez, a Project Lead of the DUNAS project, is back with another update from the field. Read about the DUNAS team’s meeting with Reserva Marina — a community group that oversees the protection of a local reef, sea turtle census, and sand dune restoration along the coast of Carolina, Puerto Rico. ¡Segunda reunión con líderes comunitarios! ¡Les presento a Reserva Marina! Reserva Marina es un grupo comunitario que tiene a su cargo varios proyectos en las costas del municipio de Carolina. Parte de sus proyectos son la protección del arrecife de la Isla Verde, patrullaje de tortugas marinas, y la restauración de dunas en el área de Isla Verde cercanas al área de Pine Groove. El líd

Meet Margo Wallace, Our Newest Affiliated Artist!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Margo Wallace, a natural and scientific illustrator who instructs Mural Arts in Tuscon, Arizona. Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family! Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): Have you always wanted to be an artist? Margo Wallace (Margo): I think that I’ve always found art to be comforting since I was young. As I’ve grown older, I’ve found ways to incorporate the medium into both my personal and professional life. Alliance: What drew you to doing murals? Margo: My elective class essentially evolved from “nature art” to murals. I honestly was always intimidated by mural work, until my students and I were asked to create one, so

Art of Change Highlighted in Living Coast's Newest Exhibition

The Climate Science Alliance, with pieces from our Art of Change collection, is excited to participate in the newest exhibition at the Living Coast Discovery Center. Through exciting interactive exhibits, nature-influenced art, and new animal ambassadors, SEA the Change seeks to inspire new ideas for making a difference in the community. The Climate Science Alliance, with pieces from our Art of Change collection, is excited to participate in the newest exhibition at the Living Coast Discovery Center. Drawing from artistic elements, SEA the Change seeks to inspire new ideas for making a difference in the community. Visitors will discover the issues our local wildlife face daily by stepping in

Science Classes Open for Registration at the Elementary Institute of Science

Registration for Summer Camp is now open at the Elementary Institute of Science! Find out how to register at https://eisca.org/register/. The Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing lifelong opportunities for students of southeast San Diego through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The Climate Science Alliance recently began partnering with EIS to host climate specific programming in their after-school, weekend, and school partnership programs. EIS works to broaden access to quality STEM experiences, foster critical thinking, expand technical skills, and encourage students to pursue STEM careers. Students engage in h

Update from Puerto Rico: DUNAS Team Meets with “Yo Amo el Tinglar”

In our first DUNAS project update from the field, Project Lead Mariela Declet-Perez reflects on her meeting with Yo Amo el Tinglar — a community group dedicated to the protection of sea turtles that nest in the North Central coastal zone of Puerto Rico. ¡Primera reunión con líderes comunitarios! ¡Les presento a Yo Amo el Tinglar! Yo Amo el Tinglar es un grupo comunitario que se dedica a la protección de las tortugas marinas que anidan en la zona costera norte central de la Isla. Sus recorridos van desde Hatillo/ Arecibo/Barceloneta/ Manatí hasta el área de Vega Alta y Vega Baja, o las Vegas como también se les conoce. Cuentan con voluntarios de los municipios que cubren su área de recorrido,

Join Alliance Partners for the City Nature Challenge

Join our partners, along with local scientists and fellow nature enthusiasts, for a 24-hour BioBlitz at Cabrillo National Monument to learn about and gather data on some of the incredible biodiversity of San Diego. City Nature Challenge BioBlitz 2019 Date: April 26 (5 pm) - April 27 (5 pm) Location: Cabrillo National Monument For more information and to RSVP to participate, contact: Samantha_Wynns@partner.nps.gov Join our partners, along with local scientists and fellow nature enthusiasts, for a 24-hour BioBlitz at Cabrillo National Monument to learn about and gather data on some of the incredible biodiversity of San Diego. A BioBlitz is a concentrated effort to discover and document as many

A Tale of Two Quotes: The Contest Between Hope and Despair at the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit

2019 San Diego Summit attendee, John Atcheson, reflects on his experience during the summit and what gives him hope for the future. While attending the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit at UCSD with fellow members of the Stay Cool for Grandkids organization, I was reminded of two quotes. The first was by sixteen-year old Greta Thurnberg, from a speech given at the Davos Economic Forum. In her conclusion, she said: “Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope.’ But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to

Alliance Convenes Inaugural Baja Work Group

On March 14th, the Alliance’s Baja Work Group convened to discuss and prioritize research objectives and community engagement themes around climate impacts and adaptation solutions throughout the Baja Peninsula and Northern Mexico. Dive deeper into the conversation here! The Climate Science Alliance is a boundary spanning network of leaders, scientists, and natural resource managers focused on sharing ecosystem-based resiliency approaches to safeguard our communities and natural resources from the impacts of our changing climate. We do this through leading activities and creating partnerships that increase awareness of climate change impacts, promote solutions, and facilitate action. As we m

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