Alliance Hosts Climate Messaging Workshop at 2019 SD Climate Summit

The Climate Science Alliance was excited to host a Climate Messaging Workshop in collaboration with the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit. This workshop focused on connecting the community and local educators to the science and themes of the 4th California Climate Assessment and the San Diego Regional Report.

“We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation.”

- Francois Hollande

In conjunction with the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to host a Climate Messaging Workshop for local educators and community members. As one of the primary tenants of our organization and basis for this convening, we believe that our community is an integral part of the climate science conversation.

During the interactive workshop, attendees first reflected on the morning plenary discussions with an open dialogue on how we facilitate a stronger community of engagement around the information presented in the 4th California Climate Assessment and the San Diego Regional Report. The Alliance team also spent time introducing attendees to the Climate Kids program, where everyone participated in a hands-on science, storytelling, and art demo of our Traveling Trunks resources. Alliance Deputy Director, Alex Warneke, reviewed with educators our newest interactive curriculum that connects students to regional climate impacts, how they are affecting ecosystems and communities, and what youth can do to help.

Later in the session, Alliance partners - Ana Lutz from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and Kait Cole from ECOLife Conservation - shared their experiences on working with the Climate Science Alliance and the importance of integrating climate messaging in their curriculum and programs. To conclude, attendees participated in a brainstorm session to identify further challenges, opportunities, and collaborations for climate messaging and education in our community and beyond.

Overall it was an inspiring and lively afternoon where community members could connect with each other and regional scientists to ensure that we are effectively getting climate science, implications, and actions to the communities that need it the most.

The Alliance is grateful to our partners at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and ECOLife Conservation for joining us and to all of the community members doing this incredibly important work.

Programs and materials presented at this event were made possible through the support of San Diego Gas & Electric (Environmental Champions). Thank you!

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