The Climate Science Alliance team attended the 7th Annual Food & Flower Happy Hour Teacher Resource Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds earlier this month, sharing a sneak peek of our upcoming "Climate Science & Food Systems" Climate Kids' module with local educators and farmers.
The Climate Science Alliance team attended the 7th Annual Food & Flower Happy Hour Teacher Resource Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on October 3, 2019. The fair was hosted by San Diego Ag in the Classroom in partnership with SDG&E. The event brought together 140 educators and farmers from across San Diego County. The Bi-Annual event aims to familiarize teachers with local agricultural products, what makes San Diego County agriculture unique, and the ways in which teachers can incorporate this information into the classroom.
This year, the event’s theme focused on how farmers work within the needs of the environment, emphasizing the relationship between agriculture and the environment, and the role it plays in a changing climate. The event brought many local farmers, growers, garden centers, and agricultural organizations to the table. Farmers not only showcased the food that they produce, but the ways their farming and/or growing practices protect or enhance the surrounding natural resources. Many educational and agricultural organizations also shared the ways they support local farmers and school programs. A variety of teachers, schools and educational programs showcased how they have brought STEM to life in their classrooms through environmental education, agriculture, gardening, field trips, and hands-on learning.
The Climate Science Alliance exhibited our work in connecting climate science with education, outreach, art, and storytelling. The event provided us with the opportunity to connect with local educators, and share information on how teachers can incorporate climate science principles into their classroom through the Alliance’s Climate Kids Program.
At the Climate Science Alliance’s booth, visitors engaged in hands-on activities from the Climate Kids modules, such as coloring “pollinator postcards” from the Pollinators module. In addition to featuring our existing Climate Kids modules, we highlighted our newest Food Systems module, which will be released soon. Educators were also able to learn more about how to rent Climate Kids Traveling Trunks through the San Diego Natural History Museum Nature to You Loan Program.
Please visit www.sdaitc.org to learn more about the Food & Flower Happy Hour event, participating organizations/partners, and other upcoming San Diego Ag in the Classroom events.
Learn more about our Climate kids “Traveling Trunks” and how to bring them into your classroom at www.climatekids.org/traveling-trunk