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STAY COOL Member Meetings

STAY COOL educational meetings focus on climate change and global warming topics that are relevant to the San Diego region.

Our next STAY COOL member event:
“Protecting coral reef and intertidal zone marine communities for future generations”
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Engel Home:
701 Hoska Drive, Del Mar CA 92014
RSVP by email: staycool@roadrunner.com

Dr. Jennifer Smith, an Associate Professor in the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at UCSD-Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will be STAY COOL‘s next guest speaker.  Please join us on Wednesday April 17 to learn about how researchers are studying and using research to protect coral reef and intertidal zone marine communities for future generations.

Dr. Smith is recognized world-wide for her research on coral reef and shoreline tide pool ecosystems.  Her laboratory focuses on understanding how humans impact marine ecosystems and developing strategies for saving these ecosystems for future generations.  In addition to her extensive research on coral reefs around the world, Jennifer was recently awarded a grant from the California Ocean Protection Council to create 3D models of the intertidal zones off the California coast. The data obtained will be used to project how sea level rise, ocean warming and acidification and other consequences of climate change will affect these unique ecosystems.

Light appetizers will be provided, along with soft drinks and wine. The event begins with networking and our guest speaker will begin her presentation at 6 pm with time for Q&A afterwards. To RSVP for this event, please email staycool@roadrunner.com.

About Past Meetings

On Wednesday, September 24 we heard from Dr. Charles F. Kennel, Director Emeritus, Vice-Chancellor, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at SIO. This insightful event explored the concept of “Creation Care” and we heard first hand about Dr. Kennel’s trip to the Vatican in May 2014. Click here to read the event summary.

On July 15, 2014 we heard from Jim Stone of Circulate San Diego and Laura Schumacher about the San Diego Unified PTA Council and their update on climate change education in our schools. To view a summary of this meeting along with Jim’s slide show click here.

On May 14, 2014 we heard from Dr. Dan Cayan, a Research Meteorologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). To view a summary of this meeting along with Dan’s slide show click here.

Our March 6, 2014 meeting featured Brendan Reed from the City of Chula Vista who shared with us insights about Chula Vista’s sustainability programs and Climate Action Plan. Click here to view the March 6, 2014 meeting summary and Brendan’s slides.

Click here to view the December 4, 2013 meeting summary which featured speaker Nilmini Silva-Send from University of San Diego and Climate Education Partners.

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