Climate Science Alliance team member Ana Lutz-Johnson recently presented to a group of SciTech After-School Program students, sharing the impacts of climate change on wildlife in our region, what we can do to help, and her personal journey through the world of STEM.
Climate Science Alliance Collaboration and Engagement Coordinator Ana Lutz-Johnson recently presented to a group of students from the Fleet Science Center’s SciTech After-School Program, sharing the impacts of climate change on wildlife in our region, what we can do to help, and her personal journey through the world of STEM.
SciTech is an after-school program for girls in grades 4–6 at San Diego-area elementary schools that encourages participants to become innovative and creative thinkers by fostering excitement and interest in science, technology, and engineering. The Program features inquiry-based, collaborative investigations and family engagement and interactions with female role models throughout the academic school year.
During the presentation, Ana shared the impacts of climate change on wildlife in our region, and most importantly, the actions we can take to help wildlife and our planet. Together, they discussed the Alliance’s role in bridging the world between science and our community, and how Climate Kids are a significant component to achieving our collective vision. The presentation was followed by an in-depth discussion on Ana’s personal journey as a woman in STEM, her role at the Alliance, and what gives her climate hope.
By staying flexible and creative, the Climate Science Alliance and its partners have maintained important connections within the community to continue building climate resilience.
Thank you to the Fleet Science Center and SciTech After-School Program Facilitators for this wonderful opportunity to connect with our young community members and share our vision for a more resilient and hopeful future.