Climate Science Alliance Shares Climate Hope with Summer Camp Students

Climate Science Alliance team member Ana Lutz-Johnson recently joined Elementary Institute of Science summer camp students to share the critical role art plays in science communication, the impacts of climate change, and what we can do to help.



Climate Science Alliance team member Ana Lutz-Johnson recently joined Elementary Institute of Science summer camp students to share the critical role art plays in science communication, the impacts of climate change, and what we can do to help.


The Elementary Institute of Science summer camp featured presentations from guest scientists, hands-on science experiments, games, technology, arts and crafts, and more. As such, the Climate Science Alliance was invited to share our role in bridging the gap between research and application through art and artists for their final week focused on “Science Communication through Art.”


During the activity, students engaged in discussion and exploration of the Colors of Conservation Coloring Book and what they can do to help in the face of a changing climate. The Coloring Book, designed by Affiliated Artist Audrey Carver, features unique plant and animal species from the southern California and northern Baja region. Many of these species are threatened by the impacts of climate change, along with other factors including habitat loss and fragmentation, changes in how we use the land, and more intense and frequent fires.


Through this hands-on activity, students gained a better understanding of how art serves as a valuable tool for communicating and sharing climate science with diverse audiences. Thank you to the Elementary Institute of Science and Summer Camp Facilitators for this wonderful opportunity to connect with our young community members and share our vision for a more resilient and hopeful future.