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Mission Bay High School Climate Kids Ambassadors Connect with Community at Love Your Wetlands Day

Climate Kids Ambassadors from Mission Bay High School led activities with the community at this year’s Love Your Wetlands Day. See them in action here! This year’s Love Your Wetlands Day with San Diego Audubon took place on February 1, 2020 at the Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve. Love Your Wetlands Day is a celebration of local San Diego wetlands, why they matter, how they are threatened, and what local residents can do to help! Visitors were given the opportunity to experience the reserve by participating in marsh walks, live bird presentations, and wetlands-themed crafts and science experiments. Climate Kids Ambassadors from Mission Bay High School led activities about ocean acidification, oce

Youth Club of Photographers Opened an Exhibition in San Quintín

On January 30, 2020, the Youth Club of Nature Photographers Huellas Volcánicas opened an exhibition in San Quintin, Baja California. The photographs will be on display from January 30 to February 29, 2020 at the lobby of the Centro de Gobierno, and locals will have the opportunity to see the photos taken by the club. On January 30, 2020, the Youth Club of Nature Photographers Huellas Volcánicas opened an exhibition in San Quintín, Baja California. The photographs will be on display from January 30 to February 29, 2020 at the lobby of the Centro de Gobierno, and locals will have the opportunity to see the photos taken by the club. The club members showed their enthusiasm for the positive resp

Climate Science Alliance Spotted at Secret Society

The Climate Science Alliance joined with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment this January to participate in the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Secret Society of Adultologists. The Climate Science Alliance was excited to join forces with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) this January to participate in the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Secret Society of Adultologists. This 21+ event saw the SDNHM and the Secret Society bust out their new time machine to explore both San Diego’s past and future. At this unique, after-hours adventure, guests traveled back as far as the dinosaurs and forward into a San Diego altered

Southwest Drought and Human Health Workshop, February 26-27!

Join our partners in Arizona for the Southwest Drought and Human Health Workshop on February 26-27 to discuss regional drought-related human health impacts and identify gaps, needs, and opportunities to collaborate. Register today! Southwest Drought and Human Health Workshop Date: February 26, 2020: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Breakfast at 9am) February 27, 2020: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Breakfast at 9am) Location: University of Arizona at Tucson Environment and Natural Resources Building 2 (ENR2) 1064 E. Lowell St., Room S225 Tucson, AZ About: The Southwest Drought and Human Health Workshop will be tailored around regional drought-related human health impacts, and the workshop will also help identify gaps and

Sold-Out Event Honors San Diego’s Newest Community Hero, Dr. Amber Pairis!

On January 13, more than 150 attendees gathered to hear from San Diego’s newest Community Hero, Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis, and participate in a facilitated dialogue about climate hope. Learn about the event hosted by KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center on today’s blog! Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis was recently named as a KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) Community Hero for her collaborative, community-centered approach to climate change. On Monday January 13, 2020, KPBS and NCRC hosted a free, public interview with KPBS’ Mark Sauer and Dr. Pairis at the Great Hall on UC San Diego’s campus followed by a facilitated

Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops on Feb. 27 - RSVP Today!

Join us on February 27, 2020 to learn more from researchers, technical advisors, and policymakers about climate change impacts to agriculture. Your input will help identify the tools, resources, and funding needed to advance solutions. The Climate Science Alliance and our collaborating project partners seek experiences, insights, and input from a diverse group of producers across the region through a series of workshops funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). These workshops will gather growers, scientists, technical advisors, and partners to discuss regionally-specific climate science and share opportunities, recommendations, and strategies for building on-the-gr

Climate Kids-Mexico Brings New Climate Kids Traveling Trunk to Local Community

Climate Kids - Mexico partners, Out of the Boat Swim, are bringing new Climate Kids Curriculum to youth in Tijuana, Mexico. Check out the incredible work our partners are doing to educate and create climate awareness bi-nationally. Climate Kids Mexico partners, Out of the Boat Swim, have recently brought Climate Kids newest curriculum to Tijuana! Using the new Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Trunk, developed collaboratively with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment our Climate Kids Mexico team is educating students from Casa Eunime (students with AIDS), Red Binacional de Corazones (students rescued from prostitution), Guias de Mexico (girl scouts), and

Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist Audrey Carver Debuts New Climate Artwork

Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist Audrey Carver has been collaborating with Professor Colin Orians from Tufts University and Costa Rican coffee farmers to portray the science and impact of climate change on these crops and communities. Check out her new collection “Resilience: The Faces of Coffee in a Changing Climate.” Artist Statement “When you sip your morning coffee, 2.25 million people around the world are doing the same. Coffee is commonly considered one of the most valuable commodities in global markets, meaning that it is an important export for many developing countries, and an enormous industry in many more. With 25 million coffee farmers globally and millions more consume

DUNAS Project Makes History Come Alive With New 3D Artifact Models

To do our part to help protect Puerto Rican Heritage, the Climate Science Alliance team created 3D renderings of some of the artifacts recovered by Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo on the DUNAS restoration. Find out how they did it here! Within the context of climate change, sea level rise and extreme weather events threaten not only coastal communities’ infrastructure, but also the archaeological record of the community’s history, knowledge, and culture. Dunes and coastal areas often protect the artifacts and stories of the Puerto Rican people. Unfortunately, the speed at which changes and impacts to these areas are happening has made archaeologists concerned about how vulnerable these culturally

Join us for a Community Climate Circle on February 13!

On Thursday, February 13th, join Deputy Director Alexandria Warneke for “Hopeful & Inspired: A Community Restorative Circle on Climate Action” hosted by the National Conflict Resolution Center. This event builds on last month’s discussion with Climate Science Alliance Director and KPBS Community Hero, Dr. Amber Pairis. This public event is free - register today! Join the Climate Science Alliance and the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) for “Hopeful & Inspired: A Community Restorative Circle on Climate Action” on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The event, hosted by the NCRC, continues the conversation held last month with San Diego’s Community Hero - Dr. Amber Pairis, Director of the C

Climate Kids Washington Program Highlighted by Snoqualmie Valley School District

Last Fall the Climate Science Alliance Team partnered with the Parent Partnership Program to expand Climate Kids to Washington State. Recently, the Climate Kids Washington Program was highlighted by the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Last Fall the Climate Science Alliance Team partnered with the Parent Partnership Program (P3) to expand Climate Kids to Washington State. P3 collaborated with the Climate Science Alliance to support the replication of the entire suite of Climate Kids Traveling Trunks and training for their educators. After a only a semester incorporating these key climate messages, the Climate Kids Washington Program was highlighted by the Snoqualmie Valley School District.

Call for Artists: “All is She” Earth Day Art Show Accepting Submissions!

Calling all artists to contribute to “All is She”, an Earth Day Art Show inspired by a poem from Affiliated Artist Joan Green. The deadline to submit is March 13, 2020! Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist Joan Green of Green Art Labs is organizing an Earth Day Art Show inspired by her poem, “All is She”. The exhibit is accepting submissions for visual or performance art pieces through March 13, 2020. Learn more about the call for submissions and the “All is She” poem here: www.greenartlabs.com/allisshe/ #BuildingCommunity #ArtCommunity

Climate Science Alliance Partner John Parada Leads Climate Session at EPA Region 9 Tribal Conference

Climate Science Alliance partner John C. Parada led a presentation on climate change outreach and education at the 2019 EPA Region 9 Tribal Conference. Learn more on today’s blog! On October 24, 2019, Climate Science Alliance partner John C. Parada with the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians led a presentation on “Climate Change Outreach and Education” at the 27th Annual Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Tribal Conference in Arizona on October 24, 2019. In his presentation, Parada shared how he educates youth on climate change based upon science and factual information. Parada also discussed methods to provide comprehensible information to various age groups and academic levels

New Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk Available for Check Out!

Bringing to life aerosols - one of the most poorly understood components of Earth’s atmosphere - and their impact on our lives and the changing climate, the Climate Science Alliance’s New Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk is Now Available! The new Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Trunk is now available to be checked out! This trunk brings to life aerosols - one of the most poorly understood components of Earth’s atmosphere - and their impact on our lives and the changing climate, while inspiring and encouraging students to do their part to help protect the earth. Through science, art, and storytelling activities, students will gain an understanding of the current science behind

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