This Summer, the Climate Science Alliance partnered with the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation to bring 80 students from southern California Tribes to the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad, CA. In three field trips, youth from the La Jolla Band of Mission Indians, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, and the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians got to come and learn about the rich Native American history of Batiquitos Lagoon.
Docents from the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation led students on nature walks around the lagoon and shared with them the historical Native American ancestral ties to the land as well as interesting facts about what plant and animal species exist there now. After the nature walk, students participated in a Climate Kids lesson and art activity about climate change. Students contributed to a community art piece that will be displayed at the Tribal Climate Summit in September.
Students left with knowledge about the unique history of Batiquitos Lagoon and the skills to become the next generation of environmental stewards.
We would like to thank Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians, La Jolla Band of Mission Indians, and San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians for making this series of Climate Kids field trips possible!