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YCC Project Highlight: Ventura River Watershed Youth Coalition

The first Youth Climate Challenge was held in conjunction with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit and hosted over 8 youth teams from communities across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. This Challenge provided an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. Following the Challenge, students were offered the opportunity to propose their projects for funding to implement. The following project has been awarded support for the 2019-2020 year. About the Inaugural Youth Climate Challenge: In collaboration with partners from across the region, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño

San Diego Int’l Airport is North America’s Second-Ever Carbon Neutral Airport!

San Diego International Airport (SAN) has received the highest airport carbon accreditation level, joining Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as the only two carbon neutral airports in the United States. Congratulations to our partners at SAN for this achievement! San Diego International Airport (SAN) is now North America’s second-ever carbon neutral airport. SAN, joined only by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the U.S., reached carbon neutral accreditation last month from the global agency that establishes carbon standards for airports worldwide. SAN is certified at “Level 3+,” the highest level of certification through Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Ac

YCC Project Highlight: Macroalgal Solutions - Blue Carbon and Aquaculture

The first Youth Climate Challenge was held in conjunction with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit and hosted over 8 youth teams from communities across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. This Challenge provided an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. Following the Challenge, students were offered the opportunity to propose their projects for funding to implement. The following project has been awarded support for the 2019-2020 year. About the Inaugural Youth Climate Challenge: In collaboration with partners from across the region, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño

YCC Project Highlight: American Indian Students Initiatives

The first Youth Climate Challenge was held in conjunction with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit and hosted over 8 youth teams from communities across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. This Challenge provided an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. Following the Challenge, students were offered the opportunity to propose their projects for funding to implement. The following project has been awarded support for the 2019-2020 year. About the Inaugural Youth Climate Challenge: In collaboration with partners from across the region, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño

Climate Science Alliance Joins Living Coast for Animals on the Bay Day

The Climate Science Alliance was excited to join our partners at the Living Coast Discovery Center for the Animals on the Bay Day! The Climate Science Alliance was excited to join our partners at the Living Coast Discovery Center on Sunday, October 13th for the 2019 Animals on the Bay Day. During this community event, families discovered wildlife through animal encounters, presentations, and booths from over a dozen wildlife and community organizations. The Climate Science Alliance team shared with attendees ways that they could help protect wildlife from climate impacts in the region, and led a community art mural activity, inspiring everyone to “Protect the Earth.” Special thanks to the Li

Climate Science Alliance Partners with NSF CAICE to Educate Students on Climate Science & Aerosols

The Climate Science Alliance and our Climate Kids team are excited to work with our partners at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to test out our newest traveling trunk focused on Climate Change and Atmospheric Chemistry. Together we educated over 150 students at Mission Bay High School on aerosol impacts to our climate and public health through hands-on science activities, art, and storytelling. Earlier this year, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to join forces with the interdisciplinary team of scientists at the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) - a National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Chemical Innova

YCC Project Highlight: Huellas Volcánicas

The first Youth Climate Challenge was held in conjunction with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit and hosted over 8 youth teams from communities across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. This Challenge provided an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. Following the Challenge, students were offered the opportunity to propose their projects for funding to implement. The following project has been awarded support for the 2019-2020 year. About the Inaugural Youth Climate Challenge: In collaboration with partners from across the region, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño

“Climate Resilient Connectivity for the South Coast Ecoregion” Available Now!

The "Climate Resilient Connectivity" project final report wraps up 2.5 years of analysis to better understand landscape linkages and wildlife connectivity in a changing climate. Check out the full report and begin incorporating key insights to advance conservation planning and management for the south coast eco-region. This project was led by Dr. Megan Jennings and SDSU’s Institute for Ecological Management and Monitoring. The "Climate Resilient Connectivity" project team is excited to announce the release of new resources and decision making tools to support connectivity of natural lands across the South Coast Ecoregion. The 2.5 year project was led by the Institute for Ecological Managemen

YCC Project Highlight: Promoting Indigenous Voices in Baja

The first Youth Climate Challenge was held in conjunction with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit and hosted over 8 youth teams from communities across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. This Challenge provided an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. Following the Challenge, students were offered the opportunity to propose their projects for funding to implement. The following project has been awarded support for the 2019-2020 year. About the Inaugural Youth Climate Challenge: In collaboration with partners from across the region, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño

Climate Science Alliance Partners With National Park Service to Provide Climate Education Tools

San Diego’s only National Park – Cabrillo National Monument – and the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation partnered with the Climate Science Alliance to better integrate climate science into their community outreach offerings. As a part of their Community Outreach Initiative, San Diego’s only National Park - Cabrillo National Monument – and their non-profit partner the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation partnered with the Climate Science Alliance to better integrate climate science into their offerings. The Climate Science Alliance created a “Climate Science and Pollinators” Traveling Trunk for the park to be used in educating students and community members throughout San Diego on the i

Celebrating the Stories that Connect Us at the 2019 All Alliance Annual Meeting

The Climate Science Alliance team was excited to reflect and connect with over 78 attendees in celebration of our past year of programming. With the theme “The Stories that Connect Us”, we invited 12 climate leaders to share how they’re building a more resilient community in collaboration with the Climate Science Alliance. The Climate Science Alliance invited members, partners, and friends to join us at the San Diego Natural History Museum on October 31st for the 2019 All Alliance Annual Meeting. Over 78 attendees gathered to share the stories that connected us this year and discuss the meaningful and innovative climate partnerships and projects 2020 holds. Climate Science Alliance Director

SD Foundation Awards Grant to Climate Science Alliance to Support Climate Resilience Activities

The San Diego Foundation has awarded $364,000 in grants to six nonprofit programs, including the Climate Science Alliance, that will help increase equity and strengthen regional resilience as it relates to diminishing water supplies due to the impacts of climate change. The San Diego Foundation has awarded $364,000 in grants to six nonprofit programs, including the Climate Science Alliance that will help increase equity and strengthen regional resilience as it relates to diminishing water supplies due to the impacts of climate change. This support comes from the partnership of the San Diego Foundation Climate Initiative and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, with the mission to engage local s

Climate Change Training for Teachers on November 16 at Morongo Tribal Hall

The California Department of Water Resources and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) are offering a “Climate Change in California” training on Saturday, November 16 from 8am-4pm at the Morongo Tribal Hall. Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by long-term changes in snowpack, sea level, river flows and annual temperatures. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change team for a day learning about the science of climate change, how local to federal water managers are applying the science to safeguard California’s water supply and help develop more climate resilient communities – and how the interdisciplinary activities of

Climate Kids Traveling Trunks Available Now at San Diego Natural History Museum!

To better serve the needs of our educators, our Climate Kids Traveling Trunks have moved to the San Diego Natural History Museum. The trunks, covering the topics of Oceans, Carnivores, and Pollinators, can now be checked out of the Loan to You Program along with many other helpful educational resources such as preserved museum specimens. To better serve the needs of our educators, our Climate Kids Traveling Trunks have moved to the San Diego Natural History Museum. The trunks, covering the topics of Oceans, Carnivores, and Pollinators, can now be checked out of the Loan to You Program along with many other helpful educational resources such as preserved museum specimens. The Traveling Trunks

Climate Kids Volunteer to Help Build Traveling Trunks

Climate Kids from Pacific Beach Middle School recently volunteered with the Climate Science Alliance to build educational materials to help other students learn about the impacts of climate change. A group of eager and passionate Climate Kids from Pacific Beach Middle School recently volunteered with the Climate Science Alliance to build educational materials to help other students learn about the impacts of climate change. Students worked hard with the Climate Kids team to assemble new traveling trunks for community use. Climate Kids Traveling Trunks provide resources educators need to teach climate science in the classroom. Each trunk includes background information, lesson plans, powerpoi

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