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Climate Science Alliance Attends Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Summit

Members of the Climate Science Alliance Team were recently in attendance at the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Summit spearheaded by a partnership of the University of California and California State University. This consortium of key stakeholders supports the urgent need to advance K-12 environmental and climate change literacy across the State of California. Now more than ever, climate change is an urgent issue that must be addressed. Education must be part of the solution. With that in mind, the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems are partnering with key stakeholders to support the urgent need to advance PK–12 environmental and climate ch

Climate Science Alliance Hosts Climate Kids Educator Training at Elementary Institute of Science

The Climate Science Alliance recently partnered with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment to host a Climate Kids Educator Workshop at the Elementary Institute of Science for formal and informal educators from San Diego and Mexico. See what they learned here! The Climate Science Alliance recently partnered with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment to host a Climate Kids Educator Workshop at the Elementary Institute of Science for formal and informal educators from San Diego and Mexico. The purpose of this workshop was to train educators on the Climate Science Alliance’s newest Traveling Trunk - Climate Science & Atmospheric Chemistry

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Connecting Wildlands & Communities Project Highlighted at Climate Change Research Symposium

Dr. Megan Jennings of the Connecting Wildlands & Communities (CWC) Project, a collaborative project led by SDSU’s Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, was invited to present on a panel highlighting successful research engagement stories at the California Strategic Growth Council’s Climate Change Research Symposium. On November 5, 2019 the California Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) Climate Change Research Symposium hosted scientists, community leaders, tribal governments, non-profits, and state agency staff to discuss “Science to Action” and the state’s vision for climate change research and what it can achieve in California. For their “Successes and Best Practices in Research

Climate Science Alliance Announces 2020 San Diego Climate Summit

The 2020 San Diego Climate Summit will convene local researchers, resource managers, community engagers, and youth leaders on March 27th, 2020 to focus on our evolving understanding of regionally specific climate science and how it is informing on the ground solutions that build resilience for people and places. Find out more on how to apply today! The Climate Science Alliance is honored to host the 2020 San Diego Climate Summit on March 27th, 2020 from 8:00 - 4:00 pm at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center. The 2020 San Diego Climate Summit will convene local researchers, resource managers, community engagers, and youth leaders to focus on our evolving understanding of regionally specific cli

Climate Kids Mexico Leads Semana de Convivencia Ambiental 2019 (Environmental Coexistence Week 2019)

Climate Kids Mexico students at CBTIS 155 recently held a week long festival, Semana de Convivencia Ambiental 2019, that focused on promoting education and sustainability in their school and community. Check out what they accomplished! The Center for Technological Baccalaureate (CBTIS) 155, in collaboration the Climate Science Alliance and municipal and state government institutions such as the Directorate of Environmental Protection of Tijuana (DPA), recently carried out activities that promote education and a sustainability culture in their school and beyond. During Semana de Convivencia Ambiental 2019, students led several environmental projects including collection of plastics, batteries

Traveling Trunks Highlighted at San Diego Natural History Museum Educator Night

On November 7, 2019 the Climate Science Alliance was excited to connect with over 300 San Diego educators at the San Diego Natural History Museum’s 2019 Educator Night. With our partners at the NAT we helped highlight the Climate Kid’s Traveling Trunk program - now a part of the NAT’s Loan to You Program! On November 7, 2019 the Climate Science Alliance was excited to connect with over 300 San Diego educators at the San Diego Natural History Museum’s 2019 Educator Night. With our partners at the NAT we helped highlight the Climate Kid’s Traveling Trunk program - now a part of the Loan to You Program! The trunks, covering the topics of Oceans, Carnivores, and Pollinators, can now be checked o

Alliance Partners with the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation for 2019 Tribal Resilience Project

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to partner with the Manzanita Band of Diegeño Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay Nation to support the Tribe’s vision for the Manzanita 2019 Tribal Resilience Project. The project will include the integration of climate science and Traditional Knowledge to advance Manzanita’s climate resilience planning, helping safeguard the Tribe’s cultural and traditional resources and practices. The Climate Science Alliance is honored to have been invited to partner with the Manzanita Band of Diegeño Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay Nation to support the Manzanita 2019 Tribal Resilience Project. The project includes the integration of regionally-specific climate scienc

Mariela's Field Notes: Casa Abierta en Hacienda la Esperanza, Manatí

Mariela Declet Pérez, a Project Lead of the DUNAS project, is back with another update from the field. Read about the annual Open House event at Hacienda la Esperanza in Manatí! El día 2 de noviembre se llevó a cabo el evento anual de Casa Abierta en la Hacienda la Esperanza en Manatí. En este evento Para la Naturaleza abre sus puertas de las reservas para que la ciudadanía les visite y conozcan sobre los trabajos y proyectos que se están realizando en la región. Este ano fuimos invitados como parte de los proyectos recientes corriendo en la región. Se nos proveyó un área en la cual pudimos interactuar con los visitantes y darles a conocer el proyecto D.U.N.A.S. y como pueden formar parte de

Alliance Director Collaborates with Conservation Photographers for “Beauty and the Beast: California

Today more than ever, each one of us needs to raise our voices on behalf of nature. That’s why Dr. Amber Pairis, Director of the Climate Science Alliance, joined conservation photographers Nita Winter and Rob Badger on this special project to be a #Voice4Wildflowers. Learn more about this unique project on today’s blog! Climate change is affecting all of us, including California’s incredible wildflowers. Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis collaborated with conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter to help share this story. “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change”, co-published with the California Native Plant Society, features essays from

First Carbon Sink Farming Convergence a Success!

The Alliance team was excited to collaborate on the first Carbon Sink Farming Convergence, hosted by Solidarity Farm and Pauma Tribal Farms on November 4th - 5th. The Convergence provided an opportunity for diverse individuals to come together, share land-based strategies and solutions for agriculture, and discuss ways to support and advance collaborative actions across the region. The Carbon Sink Farming Convergence, hosted by the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, Solidarity Farm, and Pauma Tribal Farms on November 4th - 5th, provided an opportunity for diverse individuals to connect across disciplines, share land-based strategies and solutions, and discuss ways to support and advance collabor

“Endangered Earth” Art Exhibit Features Work From Affiliated Artist Nigella Hillgarth

Affiliated Artist Nigella Hillgarth joins ten artists for “Endangered Earth”, a one-week exploration of environmental crisis on display at Ceres Gallery in New York. “Endangered Earth” runs from December 10-14, 2019 with a reception on December 12 at 6:00pm. From December 10-14, 2019 Affiliated Artist Nigella Hillgarth will showcase her art, including pieces from her Climate Science Alliance Summer Climate Art Fellowship in the “Endangered Earth” exhibit in New York. Hillgarth joins ten other distinguished artists who work with a variety of mediums. “Endangered Earth” can be viewed at Ceres Gallery in Manhattan, New York from December 10-14, 2019 from 12:00 - 6:00pm. All are invited to atten

“Financing the Future” SCAG Workshop on December 12!

On December 12, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is hosting an interactive workshop “Financing the Future: Funding Resilient Infrastructure In Response To Climate Change”. Local jurisdictions and other agencies interested in funding opportunities for climate change adaptation infrastructure are encouraged to attend! The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is hosting an interactive workshop on funding opportunities for climate change adaptation infrastructure for local jurisdictions and other agencies in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Event details are below. Financing The Future: Funding Resilient Infrastructure In

Join the Community Heroes Conversation

What does climate resilience mean to you? Participate in a facilitated discussion led by the National Conflict Resolution Center. Tell us your thoughts on climate resilience. Hear an in-person interview with Amber Pairis, director of the Climate Science Alliance, and Mark Sauer, host of the "KPBS Roundtable." RSVP here: www.kpbs.org/heroes #AllianceNews #BuildingCapacity #BuildingCommunity #UpcomingEvents

Climate Science Alliance Supports Youth Climate Challenge Participants at 5th Festival de Aves

The Climate Science Alliance was excited to support Youth Climate Challenge Participants, Club Huellas Volcánicas, and partners, Terra Peninsular, at the 5th San Quintín Bay Bird Festival held on November 8th and 9th in Baja California, Mexico. On the Pacfic Coast of the Baja Peninsula lies the small community of La Chorera on the beautiful Bay of San Quintín. Surrounded by eleven extinct volcanoes, San Quintín Bay and it’s adjacent wetlands provide a unique sanctuary and refuge to thousands of birds each year traveling on the Pacific Flyway. In celebration of this phenomenon, our partners at Terra Peninsular host the annual Festival de Aves. Now in it’s 5th year the festival was a great suc

Climate Science Alliance Director Named KPBS Community Hero

Dr. Amber Pairis, founder and Director of the Climate Science Alliance, has been named as a KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center Community Hero for her collaborative, community-centered approach to climate change. Learn more here: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/dec/01/amber-pairis-founder-climate-science-alliance-name/ #AllianceNews

This #GivingTuesday, Support the Youth Climate Challenge

#GivingTuesday is upon us! Consider supporting the Youth Climate Challenge, an immersive experience that empowers the next generation of environmental leaders. Donate today and help support youth in your community and beyond. Looking for an impactful program to contribute to this #GivingTuesday? Consider supporting the Youth Climate Challenge from the Climate Science Alliance. The Challenge is an immersive experience that connects students with leading climate scientists, practitioners, artists, and fellow youth. In challenge teams, students are guided and challenged to identify and analyze the climate impacts in their own communities. Together, they investigate climate strategies and soluti

Mariela's Field Notes: Marejada de los Muertos 2019 Puerto Rico

Mariela Declet Pérez, a Project Lead of the DUNAS project, is back with another update from the field. Read about what "the swell of the dead" means for the dune restoration project. Cuando llega el final del mes de octubre y principio del mes de noviembre comienzan a generarse frentes de fríos en el continente de América del Norte. A estos sistemas moverse través del continente, se crea una baja presión asociada al sistema que genera un área de vientos en dirección hacia el Caribe. Es esta área de vientos la que genera un oleaje constante que se propaga a través del océano Atlántico y afecta la parte norte de Puerto Rico. Le llegada de este fuerte oleaje coincide o es cerca de la celebraci

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