Profiles from the Peninsula is a series dedicated to spotlighting the partners who make up the Baja Working Group, and their projects. This week’s profile is on the Climate Kids - Mexico project, an Alliance project focused on community-driven outreach, workshops, and environmental stewardship activities around Tijuana and Northern Baja California.
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Profiles from the Peninsula is a series dedicated to spotlighting the partners who make up the Baja Working Group, and their projects. Each week, we will bring you a new profile in the form of a blog like this one. More information about the working group can be found here.
Climate Kids Mexico, one of the Climate Science Alliance’s Climate Kids projects, focuses on community-driven outreach, workshops, and environmental stewardship activities around Tijuana and Northern Baja California.
The Climate Kids Mexico project is unique in that it aims to train high school students to become Climate Kids Mexico Ambassadors who can use science, art, and storytelling to deliver Climate Kids programming to younger students and the larger community alike. For example, every year Climate Kids Mexico participates in the Ecoparque Environmental Day Festival in Tijuana. Here, students educate local community members on climate impacts and host a “Pasarela” Fashion Show where they display outfits made entirely out of recycled materials.
The success of the Climate Kids Mexico project can be in large part attributed to the strong partnerships between the Alliance and the many groups working in Baja California to bring science and art to the region’s youth. At the heart of this partnership is Martha Aidé Escalante García, the Climate Kids Mexico Program Manager at the Alliance. Aidé partnered with the Climate Science Alliance in 2015 and developed the project’s distinctive educational approach working with high school youth. Check out her reflections on building capacity for climate education through her work with Climate Kids Mexico here