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Special Climate Kids Educator Training Opportunity! Register Today!

We invite educators to learn about the newest of the Climate Kids Traveling Trunks - Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry at this specialty training. Spread the word to your education partners. In collaboration with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment at UC San Diego, the Climate Science Alliance is excited to train educators on this new offering. Exploring the intersection of climate, chemistry, and aerosols, learn how to bring this tool into your classroom through hands-on science, art, and storytelling. Special thanks to the Elementary Institute of Science for hosting the training! Climate Kids Educator Training December 17, 2019 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Elem

DUNAS Project Highlighted at Climate Heritage Network Global Launch in Edinburgh

Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo spoke at the Climate Heritage Network Global Launch in Edinburgh, sharing about the DUNAS project and the importance of protecting cultural heritage in the face of climate change. “Cultural heritage is a source of resilience in the face of climate change.” - Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch on October 24-25, 2019 gathered attendees from the cultural heritage sector to mobilize on climate action across the globe. Climate Science Alliance partner Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, who leads the Puerto Rico DUNAS Project, was invited to speak at the important event. Dr. Rivera-Collazo spoke in the session “What’s the point of cultural herit

Alliance Attends Ag in the Classroom Event to Connect with Local Educators and Farmers

The Climate Science Alliance team attended the 7th Annual Food & Flower Happy Hour Teacher Resource Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds earlier this month, sharing a sneak peek of our upcoming "Climate Science & Food Systems" Climate Kids' module with local educators and farmers. The Climate Science Alliance team attended the 7th Annual Food & Flower Happy Hour Teacher Resource Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on October 3, 2019. The fair was hosted by San Diego Ag in the Classroom in partnership with SDG&E. The event brought together 140 educators and farmers from across San Diego County. The Bi-Annual event aims to familiarize teachers with local agricultural products, what makes San Diego Coun

4th Nat’l Climate Assessment Webinar Series: “Tribes and Indigenous Peoples” on Wed. October 30th

Join us for a public webinar on the Southwest chapter of the 4th National Climate Assessment focused on Tribes and Indigenous Peoples, on October 30th from 12-1pm PDT, hosted by our partners SWCASC. Please join our partners at the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SWCASC) for a webinar on the Southwest chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), focused on Tribes and Indigenous Peoples, on October 30th, 12-1pm PDT. Speakers include Climate Science Alliance partner Shasta Gaughen, who is the Environmental Director for the Pala Band of Mission Indians, as well as Beth Rose Middleton Manning (University of California, Davis), and Rachael Novak (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

Alliance Unveils New Atmospheric Chemistry Trunk with NSF CAICE Researchers

The Climate Science Alliance was excited to help lead a training for NSF CAICE Researchers to utilize the NEW “Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk”. Starting Spring 2020, these researchers will use this educational resource at different CAICE research facilities across the nation to connect the public to this critical work. Earlier this year, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to join forces with the interdisciplinary team of scientists at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to create materials to support community outreach on aerosols and climate change. The Climate Science Alliance worked alongside CAICE researchers to brin

Climate Kids Mexico Team Reaches Thousands of Students at Expo Ambiente 2019

At this year’s Expo Ambiente, Climate Kids-Mexico student ambassadors led interactive workshops and a “Pasarela” fashion show, reaching thousands of students throughout the two-day event. At this year’s Expo Ambiente, Climate Kids-Mexico (CKM) student ambassadors led two interactive workshops and a “Pasarela” fashion show, reaching 8,170 students throughout the two-day event and winning 1st place at the EXPO for their powerful and engaging workshops. The 24th annual Expo Ambiente, organized by the Secretariat of Environmental Protection (SPA), was held on October 3-4 at the El Trompo Museum in Baja California and invited the community to participate in environmental education and natural hab

“Visualizing the Future” at Linda Vista Library through January 2020!

As part of the Alliance’s traveling climate art show, “Art of Change”, the four-piece series "Visualizing the Future" is now open to the public at the Linda Vista Branch of San Diego City Libraries. Check it out today! The Climate Science Alliance is displaying “Visualizing the Future” at the Linda Vista Library, as part of our partnership with the City of San Diego Libraries to display our traveling climate art show through 2020! “Visualizing the Future” is a series from our “Art of Change” exhibit, created by Affiliated Artist Audrey Carver. Audrey worked with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR) to interpret scientific data in four panels. Come check it out at th

DUNAS Project Presented at UCLG Culture Summit in Buenos Aires

Earlier this year, the DUNAS Project Team traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to present at the 3rd United Cities Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Graduate Student Eric Rodriguez traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina alongside Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo to present the DUNAS Project at the 3rd United Cities Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit. Read below for Eric’s testimonial. This past spring, I was invited to participate in the “Mobilizing the Culture and Heritage Sectors for Climate Action” seminar during the 3rd United Cities Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina held from April 3-5, 2019. Here, citizens, scientist

American Association for the Advancement of Science Calls Out Climate Science Alliance as Model

The creation and impact of the Climate Science Alliance was recently highlighted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). “How we Respond” is an important new study for AAAS. Check out how our network of 340 scientists, organizations, educators, artists, and more are taking action on climate change! The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology launched “How We Respond: Community Responses to Climate Change”, which features stories and a report to highlight the innovative ways communities are using science to respond to climate change at a local level. “There are so many great efforts out the

Dr. Rivera-Collazo Presents at the Living Heritage Symposium in San Antonio

Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo traveled to San Antonio, TX to talk about the DUNAS Project, climate change, and cultural heritage at the Living Heritage Symposium on September 4-6. Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo presented at the Living Heritage Symposium on September 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas. As the Principal Investigator of the Descendants United for Nature, Adaptation, and Sustainability (DUNAS) Project in Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera-Collazo talked about the dune restoration underway as well as her vast experience working with climate change and cultural heritage. The Living Heritage Symposium is a gathering of cultural heritage experts—from policy-makers to activists—working together to develop best p

Get Your Tickets Today for Growing Resilience!

Join the Climate Science Alliance, in collaboration with the convening hosts of the 2019 Carbon Sink Farming Convergence, for "Growing Resilience: Land-Based Solutions to Climate Change” on November 4, 2019 - Tickets Limited! Join the Climate Science Alliance, in collaboration with the convening hosts of the 2019 Carbon Sink Farming Convergence, for "Growing Resilience: Land-Based Solutions to Climate Change." Held at the Pauma Tribal Farm, this unique opening event will showcase inspirational stories and solutions from forward thinking individuals who are growing resilience in the San Diego agricultural sector. Enjoy a simple, farm fresh meal by Chef Max Walter, locally-sourced drinks, and

Climate Kids Program Highlighted by Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

The Climate Kids Program was recently highlighted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals for their Tribal Profiles initiative. Check out how Climate Kids is collaborating with local and regional Tribes to integrate Tribal perspectives in our climate change education and community engagement. “Climate change affects us all, but tribes have been particularly hard-hit by the impacts of atmospheric warming and the myriad changes it brings. It isn't just Alaska Natives who experience these changes; tribal members living close to the land in the lower 48 states are also seeing dramatic changes in the world around them. From fishing impacts in the Northwest to severe water depletio

Alliance Works with San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy to Build Pollinator’s Paradise Program

The Climate Science Alliance was excited to partner with San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy to help develop their new program, “A Pollinator’s Paradise.” This engaging Kindergarten-2nd grade program covers the importance of pollinators and how climate impacts them in our community. The Climate Science Alliance was excited to continue our ongoing partnership with San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) to help develop their new program, “A Pollinator’s Paradise.” As a new program for the Conservancy, A Pollinator’s Paradise will teach Kindergarten-2nd grade students about the complexities and importance of one of our most dynamic pollinators, the Painted Lady butterfly, through in-cl

Join us at the Carbon Sink Farming Convergence!

We invite you to join the Climate Science Alliance, in collaboration with partners from across the region, for the 2019 Carbon Sink Farming Convergence. There are multiple ways to be involved from learning about climate smart farming to strategizing with farmers, technical advisors, decision makers, and movement builders on how to address climate impacts through our food system. Agriculture and working lands play a significant role in climate change, both as a source of global emissions and as a potential sink to reduce atmospheric carbon through sequestration in soils and vegetation. By working together, we can unlock the sequestration power of soil and plants and create a more resilient fu

Climate Art Fellow Dr. Hillgarth Unveils Collaborative Exhibit “Through the Lens of SeaSCAPE”

As this summer’s Climate Art Fellow, Dr. Nigella Hillgarth worked alongside CAICE researchers to create a stunning collaborative art exhibit highlighting the role of atmospheric chemistry and its impact on the earth and its inhabitants. The “Through the Lens of SeaSCAPE” exhibition was unveiled at CAICE’s 7th Annual Meeting. As the 2019 Climate Science Alliance Art Fellow, Dr. Nigella Hillgarth spent the summer with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) for their SeaSCAPE experiment. Dr. Hillgarth worked with CAICE researchers to explore the role of atmospheric chemistry and movement of microbes to tell the story of a changing climate and its impact on th

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