Connecting Climate and Food Systems
With support from the 2019 Environmental Champions Grant from San Diego Gas and Electric, our Climate Kids program has expanded to include a new module, “Resilient Roots: Connecting Climate and Food Systems.” As part of this grant, the Climate Science Alliance will work to support our partners and other local stakeholders to support outreach and co-create educational materials for our community exploring the intersection of climate, food, and agriculture.
Taking Root with the Youth
Regional climate impacts, such as variable precipitation and extreme temperatures, all threaten the food security and well-being of our communities. Through our Climate Kids program, we will help bring the climate perspective to the food system and educate our communities on the issues and actions they can take to make a difference.
We will create resources in the form of curriculum that addresses climate impacts on food. We will integrate this into our popular traveling trunks program making it available to a broader audience. For our community, we will develop a pocket guide that outlines the climate issues and the actions people can take to offset their impact. Lastly, we will work with our partners to integrate climate science into their programs and train staff to deliver these messages in order to reach more students than we could alone.
Photos courtesy of Pauma Living Library IMLS