Climate Science Alliance team members joined Dr. Stan Rodriguez in making tule boats at the Love Your Wetlands Day event on Kumeyaay land, at the Kendall-Frost Marsh.
On Saturday February 4th, Climate Science Alliance team members joined Dr. Stan Rodriguez in making tule boats at Love Your Wetlands Day hosted by San Diego Audubon on Kumeyaay land at the Kendall-Frost Marsh. Love Your Wetlands Day is an annual family friendly event organized by the San Diego Audubon that encompasses wetland cleanup, cultural and educational activities, and resource tabling for community partners.
Dr. Stan Rodriguez, a long time partner of the Climate Science Alliance, served as an educator to share cultural knowledge and Kumeyaay language as participants pursued hands on activities. As a part of the Love Your Wetlands Day events, Dr. Stan along with students and staff of Kumeyaay Community College facilitated making tule boats. Tule is an important wetland species that has many connections and uses for Indigenous communities across the region. Warm temperatures and a sunny day made for the perfect day to get hands-on in the creation of these boats.
Thank you to Dr. Stan and Kumeyaay Community College for a wonderful afternoon!
Pictured above: Mary Jane Andreas, Amber Pairis, Dr. Stan Rodriguez, and Madison Wilson.