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"Along the Transect Line" now on Exhibit at the Oceanside Museum of Art

Along the Transect Line will be exhibited at the Oceanside Museum of Art from now until August 18, 2019. This exhibition highlights the wonderful and biodiverse ecosystems found in this region - check it out today! Along the Transect Line, curated by Alliance Deputy Director Alex Warneke and completed in collaboration with biologists from Cabrillo National Monument and Climate Science Alliance affiliated artist Audrey Carver, highlights the wonderful and biodiverse ecosystems the park protects. Over the years natural environments have experienced the full spectrum of success and loss. Ecosystems fluctuate like the changing tide - some change of which can be managed for and some which cannot.

Meet Bryan Miles, Our Newest Affiliated Artist!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Bryan Miles, a singer/songwriter and earth scientist who shares his music under the moniker "Rockwatcher". Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family! "I realize the uncommon duality of my personality as a professional scientist and creative musician and I try to share my unique perspective. My hope is that I can help a person make connections, through knowledge gently delivered, to their home, the earth." - Bryan Miles Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): When did your story with music begin? Bryan Miles (Bryan): I have been singing for as long as I can remember, and took up the guitar when I was 8, but really started playing c

Mariela’s Field Notes: ¡Les presento a V.I.D.A.S.!

Mariela Declet-Perez, a Project Lead of the DUNAS project, is back with another update from the field. Read about Mariela's meeting with V.I.D.A.S., a group dedicated to the growth and cultivation of coral reefs in the municipality of Vega Baja. ¡Les presento a V.I.D.A.S.! Introducing V.I.D.A.S.! Las siglas V.I.D.A.S. se refiere a Vegabajeños Impulsando Desarrollo Ambiental Sustentable. Este grupo se dedica a la siembra y propagación de arrecifes de coral en las costas del municipio de Vega Baja. Ricardo Laureano es el coordinador del grupo y experto en corales. Como dato curioso durante nuestras conversaciones descubrimos que nuestras familias pueden estar relacionadas. El grupo también tr

Ultimate Team Building: How Boundary Spanning Organizations Fill the Gap Between Science & Solutions

Dr. Amber Pairis led an interactive panel at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin on the importance of boundary spanning organizations to connect science to solutions. “Boundary spanning is risky and requires brave people.” - Dr. Kathy Jacobs, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions Boundary-spanning organizations can help translate science in real time, build trust among partners, and have enough influence to garner support for action. Creating these kind of collaborative partnerships is continually being highlighted as a foundation for advancing climate adaptation strategies yet creating, maintaining, and funding these kinds of unique organizations can be di

Closer to a Multispecies Linkage Network to Support Climate Resilient Connectivity

Earlier this month, Drs. Megan Jennings & Erin Conlisk shared methods and updates from their multispecies linkage network as part of the Climate Resilient Connectivity project. The final products will serve as tools for land managers to design resilient networks and inform decisions about acquisitions, restoration, and management. As a project partner, the Climate Science Alliance will support outreach and dissemination of research products. On May 1st, Alliance partner, Dr. Megan Jennings (Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, San Diego State University), convened land managers from across the region to share updates from the Climate Resilient Connectivity project. Dr. Jenning

Register for UCCE’s Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium on May 30!

Register today for the “Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium” hosted by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). The symposium will take place May 30, 2019 from 8:00am - 3:30pm, at California State University San Marcos Developing relevant policies, programs, strategies and resources to support sustainable agriculture throughout Southern California is contingent on understanding changing climate and its impact to the unique agricultural environments and industry in the region. The “Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium” hosted by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will take place May 30, 2019 from 8:00am - 3:30pm, at California State University

Meet Rick and Jeree' Waller, Our Newest Affiliated Artists!

Our newest Affiliated Artists are Rick and Jeree' Waller of Wild Destinations Photography and HeartWork Accessible Nature Photography LearnShops. Get to know the newest artists in the Alliance family in this Q&A! Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): What originated your passions for art, and specifically, photography and watercolor? Rick and Jeree' Waller (Wallers): Rick has been a passionate nature photographer for much of his life due to his love of wild life, plants, rocks, water and a desire to maintain beautiful and peaceful surroundings for everyone. Jeree’ loves photography for the same reasons, and started to paint after she retired as a way to express her enthusiasm for the colors,

Alliance Proudly Joins San Diego Gas and Electric for their 2019 Earth Fair

The Climate Science Alliance was excited to join the employees of San Diego Gas and Electric in celebrating their 2019 Earth Fair! The Climate Science Alliance was proud to join the employees of San Diego Gas and Electric in celebrating their 2019 Earth Fair! During the Fair, Alliance staff highlighted the different ways that climate change is impacting the region and encouraged attendees to make a commitment to help protect the earth. SDG&E has an active employee-led Green Team dedicated to various aspects of sustainability. Each year, they help organize initiatives targeted at improving environmental and sustainability awareness throughout the company. The Earth Fair is one of the Green Te

Alliance Connects with Students at EIS Teen STEAM Cafe

The Climate Science Alliance recently joined the Teen STEAM Cafe to talk about climate impacts in our community and how these students can stay informed, get involved, and take action to help protect the earth. The Teen STEAM Café is a series of free and fun events where teens get to socialize over food and refreshments while learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) topics affecting their lives. The Elementary Institute of Science (EIS), a partner of the Climate Science Alliance, launched the Southeast San Diego STEAM Cafe in 2016 for high school students to explore their shared interests in STEAM. The Teen STEAM Café Leadership team meets regularly durin

Mariela’s Field Notes: ¡Siempre BUHA, UPR - Humacao!

Mariela Declet-Perez, a Project Lead of the DUNAS project, is back with another update from the field. Read about Mariela's meeting with a Coastal Geomorphology class at the University of Puerto Rico - Humacao. ¡Siempre BUHA, UPR- Humacao! Always BUHA, UPR-Humacao! No hay nada como ir al a universidad que te vio crecer como estudiante. Es un la UPR-Humacao que yo estudie Biología Marina, y tuve mi primera oportunidad de educar a las personas sobre los ecosistemas marinos de Puerto Rico bajo el programa de Sea Grant. La charla sobre el proyecto D.U.N.A.S. formo parte de la clase de Geomorfología de Costas ofrecida por la Dra. Deborah Parilla. Los estudiantes aprendieron sobre arqueología, per

Meet Hoi-Fei Mok, Our Newest Affiliated Artist!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Dr. Hoi-Fei Mok, who works at the intersection of climate resilience, environmental and social justice, and community art. Get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family! "My work revolves around building a climate resilient future through all of my art storytelling, community organizing, and climate policy support. This is an unprecedented time for us, but it's also an opportunity to come together to transform society into something better." - Dr. Hoi-Fei Mok Dr. Hoi-Fei Mok (they/them) is a queer non-binary Asian American artist-activist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area / occupied Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands. Fei works at the interse

Utilizing Art, Storytelling, and Science to Empower Climate Resilient Communities at NAF2019

The Climate Science Alliance team presented a workshop at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin on how to utilize art, storytelling, and science to empower climate resilient communities. Our communities comprise the key to effectively integrate adaptive management techniques and build climate resilience. Climate Kids, a program of the Climate Science Alliance and the primary focus of our community engagement effort, is a multi-generational collaborative that supports K-12 youth education on climate resiliency through hands-on science activities, storytelling, field trips, and art. We nurture the budding scientists and stewards in students from all socioeconomic backgrounds

Save the Date: California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar on May 28!

Register today for the May California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar, taking place on May 28, 2019 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) May 2019 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). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Tuesday May 28, 2019. Register here. Learn about the March Outlook Webinar here. The Climate Science Alliance is proud to p

Alliance Shares the Latest Climate Research, Impacts to Wildlife, and Solutions at Unite the Tribe

At the first ever "Unite the Tribe", an Earth Day event hosted by Indigenous Regeneration and San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, the Climate Science Alliance shared the latest climate research, impacts to wildlife, and solutions. The Climate Science Alliance participated in the first ever Unite the Tribe Earth Day event hosted by Indigenous Regeneration and San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. The Tribal community event opened with a blessing and featured special guest speakers, hands on activities for youth and adults, performances by Nahko, Paul Cannon IRON SAGE WOOD & Rob Machado, Xiuhtezcatl, and more! The event attracted nearly 500 attendees from all across southern California. The Al

Alliance Invited to Present at 2019 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

The Alliance was invited to present at the National Tribal Forum on Air Quality, co-sponsored by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and the National Tribal Air Association, to discuss Climate Kids - Tribes and how we are working alongside Tribes in the Southwest to educate youth about climate impacts. The Climate Science Alliance was recently invited to present at the 2019 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality, co-sponsored by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and the National Tribal Air Association, to discuss Climate Kids - Tribes and how we are working alongside Tribes in the Southwest to educate youth about climate impacts. Climate change impacts triba

Save the Date: Affiliated Artist Adi Khen Presents on Science & Art on May 14!

Don't miss Adi Khen, an Affiliated Artist of the Climate Science Alliance, give a talk on "Science Communication Through Art: Drawing Inspiration from the Sea" next Tuesday, May 14 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As part of the "Brown Bag" presentation series hosted by the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Adi Khen will give a presentation on "Science Communication Through Art: Drawing Inspiration from the Sea". Adi is an Affiliated Artist of the Climate Science Alliance and her art is featured in our traveling climate art show, the Art of Change. Science Communication Through Art: Drawing Inspiration from the Sea Ad

Idyllwild Arts Highlights Alliance Director and 2019 SWTCCS in Earth Day Newsletter

Idyllwild Arts Academy showcased Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis and our upcoming 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit in their Earth Day newsletter. In Idyllwild Arts Academy’s recent Earth Day newsletter, they showcased their partnership with Dr. Amber Pairis, Director of the Climate Science Alliance, as well as their support of our upcoming Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit. Idyllwild Arts recognized Dr. Amber Pairis’ achievements as a “Climate Change Resilience Leader”. Read their article below: As Director of the Climate Science Alliance, Idyllwild Arts Academy graduate Dr. Amber Pairis has a leading role in developing the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Cl

Alliance Celebrates Earth Day at the 3rd Annual Intertribal Earth Day!

The Climate Science Alliance celebrated Earth Day at the 3rd annual Intertribal Earth Day, where we shared the latest climate research, impacts to wildlife, and led collaborative climate art activities. The event brought together nearly 600 attendees! The Climate Science Alliance participated in the 3rd annual Intertribal Earth Day event hosted by La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians, Pala Band of Mission Indians, Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, and Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The Tribal community event opened with a blessing and featured

Check out "Treasures from the Scripps Collection" from Affiliated Artist Oriana Poindexter

View "Treasures from the Scripps Collection", a series of marine specimens photographed by Affiliated Artist Oriana Poindexter, at three upcoming shows open to the public. Why did someone collect a small, still-unidentified octopus from Bikini Atoll ten days before the detonation of the first true H-bomb? What can these specimens and their jars tell us about what it was like there, at that time, in that place? Affiliated Artist Oriana Poindexter explores these curiosities in her photograph exhibition, "Treasures from the Scripps Collection". View the Treasures collection at these upcoming shows, which are all open to the public: Reception Date: Friday May 10, 9-10:30AM Location: Eckart Build

Mariela’s Field Notes: ¡Llegue a la Universidad de Puerto Rico!

Mariela Declet-Perez, a Project Lead of the DUNAS project, is back with another update from the field. Read about Mariela's meeting with students at the University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras. ¡Llegue a la Universidad de Puerto Rico! Made it to the University of Puerto Rico! La Universidad de Puerto Rico es el sistema universitario más antiguo de Puerto Rico. En estos momentos está pasando por problemas administrativos de nivel gubernamentales, pero eso no le quita el espíritu característico de luchar y ayudar al pueblo de Puerto Rico. En este caso visite el recinto de Río Piedras el hogar de los Gallitos y Jerezanas. A la misma fui invitada por la asociación estudiantil de antropología. Lo

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