Climate Science Alliance team members spent the week of July 31st at the California Adaptation Forum on Tongva and Kizh Lands in Pomona, California. Learn more on today’s blog!
Climate Science Alliance team members spent the week of July 31st, 2023 at the California Adaptation Forum (CAF) on Tongva and Kizh Lands in Pomona, California. The three day forum occurs every other year and brings together agencies, organizations, and community resources to engage in conversation and expand knowledge on adaptation strategies throughout California.
The Alliance team hosted multiple sessions: Our Research and Data Applications Lead, Connor Magee, presented “Collaborating with Tribes on TK/ TEK in Climate Change Research”. The Alliance also hosted the panel, “Advancing Tribal Climate Stewardship of All Ancestral Lands” featuring staff; Paula Sternberg, Althea Walker, Will Madrigal Jr., and longtime partners Angela Mooney DArcy from the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, and Dr. Megan Jennings from the Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management at San Diego State University.
Additionally, the Climate Science Alliance hosted an informational booth that featured our “Colors of Conservation” coloring table that was a hit amongst forum participants! Between networking and presentation sessions, CAF attendees took a relaxing break to color and share conversations across the table. As a sponsor, the Alliance staff also got to chat with attendees, and share more about our organization’s projects and goals.
Thank you to the California Adaptation Forum for opening their doors to our community-led climate adaptation efforts! We look forward to participating again. We also thank our partners Condor Visual Media for recording our session, which we hope to have available to the public soon.