On May 31st, the Climate Science Alliance's Climate Kids program brought science, art, and storytelling to 4th and 5th graders at Barnard Elementary to teach them about climate change impacts to local ecosystems. Barnard Elementary students got to put lab coats on and become scientists for the day by participating in ocean acidification experiments and observing live, local marine species.
After learning about the science of climate change, the students got to engage their creative side by creating their own 'Zine' with recycled paper and nature-themed magazines. In their 'Zines,' the 4th and 5th grade students included stories and inspirations about climate-minded choices. Students also read a book created by Climate Kids in San Marcos, "Here Today Gone Tomorrow," to learn how climate change in affecting endangered animals.
The next day, the same students visited Cabrillo National Monument tidepools for a special Climate Kids art and science field trip. View the photos of this awesome program that reached more than 70 students!