Join Us! Quarterly Climate Talks and Lessons with SDNHM

The Climate Science Alliance, in collaboration with the San Diego Natural History Museum, is proud to co-host a series of evening talks and daytime lessons around climate change. Learn more about the series in today’s blog!



The Climate Science Alliance, in collaboration with the San Diego Natural History Museum, is proud to co-host a series of evening talks and daytime lessons around climate change. These talks will take place throughout 2021 and dive into the complex topic of our changing climate and what we can do to help.


The Climate Series features programming suitable for both youth and adults. The live daytime lessons will aim to help school age children understand the problems and—just as importantly—the solutions to help our changing home. For more in-depth sessions, evening Nat Talks offers several opportunities for participants to hear from experts, ask questions, and discover the ways our region is, and will be, directly impacted by climate change.


We encourage you to join us for this invigorating series of Climate Talks and Lessons -- and invite you to view the schedule of events below. Learn more and register by visiting www.sdnat.org/calendar/nattalks-and-films/


Nat Talk Climate Series

Trees are Hot. Too Hot. - Wednesday, June 23, 6 PM (English); Wednesday, July 7, 6 PM (Español)

One of the most noticeable effects of climate change on trees is growth and mortality. Other effects are less obvious. Assistant Professor Dr. Lluvia Flores-Renteria from San Diego State University will present the evident and less evident effects of climate change on plants, and will also offer this talk in Spanish on July 7.


Fueling the Burn - September 2021

After a wildland fire burns through chaparral and coastal sage scrub, non-native grasses are the first to come back. These invaders are flammable and “flashy” fuels, often spreading flames faster than native plants in future burns. And they're spreading. So what can we do? Turn our eyes to the skies. Find out more with Krista West of San Diego State University.


Rising Waters - December 2021

San Diego's iconic coastline is threatened by climate change. To learn more about the changes we can expect and ways we can make our coastline more resilient, join our winter climate change talk with Laura Engeman from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.


Live Lesson Climate Stories

How do we approach the sometimes overwhelming subject of climate change and make it accessible to students? This series will aim to help school-age children understand the problems and—just as importantly—the solutions to help our changing home.


Meat Eaters - Friday, July 23, 10 AM

From bobcats to mountain lions, meat-eating animals known as carnivores are critical in keeping our environment healthy. Join our investigation into how a changing climate and increased human activity will affect local carnivores and their connections to the circle of life.


Up in Smoke - Friday, September 17, 10 AM

Higher temperatures, decreased rainfall, and prolonged drought—all of these contribute to more wildfires. Nature recovers from normal fires, but their increasing frequency and intensity is a problem for our plants and animals. Find out what this means for our wildlife.


Surf's Up! - Friday, December 10, 10 AM

Join us as we explore how climate change affects life in our oceans. We'll use experiments to better understand how changes in climate, combined with ocean warming and ocean acidification, impact life on land.