La Jolla Tribal Youth Get the “Inside Story” at the SD Zoo

This summer, the Alliance teamed up with tribal partners across Southern California to send tribal youth on free field trips. We wrapped up at total of four field trips on August 1, 2018 with students from the La Jolla GENERATIONS Program at the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians. This special Climate Kids-Tribes field trip visited the San Diego Zoo for an “Inside Story” tour on climate change impacts to endangered species.

Alliance partner and Senior Educator Guide, Maya O’Conner led a tour of the park pointing out local San Diego species along the way such as Great Blue Heron, Egrets and native habitats such a pollinator gardens for migrating species. Maya also spoke on conservation efforts, climate change and watershed impacts to species such as the California Condor. Students were challenged to be a part of the solution and protect these animals and the Earth by avoiding microplastics and reducing use in general.

Climate Kids aims to get kids outside and learn in nature. A special thank you to Whale Tail for funding this field trip and to the La Jolla GENERATIONS program for their ongoing partnership! Check out photos of our behind the scenes adventures at the Zoo!

This event was funded through the Whale Tail Grant. Thank you!

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