Meet Travis Ballenger!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Travis Ballenger is the Associate Artistic Director at The Old Globe! Having recently joined The Old Globe earlier this year, Travis brings a wealth of knowledge from previous roles producing shows across the country.  Can you tell us a bit about your role as associate artistic director for those who might not be familiar?  I am one of two associate …

OPOT Get-Together Recap: Animal Encounters

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The September OPOT Get-Together brought Park staff and volunteers to the San Diego Zoo for an exclusive after-hours adventure. Hosted by the Education and Premium Experiences department, guests enjoyed an interactive meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s digital puppet, Roberta Zebra; as well as an animal ambassador keeper talk and a trip on the twilight bus tour. Thanks to the educators and …

Performing an Energy Audit at Casa del Prado

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the on-going LEED recertification process for four buildings in Balboa Park, a group of volunteers and staff from the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Assistance Program and our Sustainability Program performed an energy audit of Casa del Prado. In this energy audit, the building was surveyed and analyzed to create a picture of how energy is …

Meet Robyn Foster!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Robyn Foster is Lead Educator at the San Diego Zoo! Robyn will be facilitating the September OPOT Get-Together along with her tour guide colleagues. Through her role Robyn works with the Education & Premium Experiences department to create an entertaining and educational adventure for the Zoo’s outreach programs and visitor experiences, all while learning about the care and conservation of …

Upgrading with LED Lights at the Natural History Museum

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As a part of on-going energy efficiency efforts in Balboa Park, many organizations have been upgrading lighting in their buildings to efficient LED bulbs. In July, staff at the San Diego Natural History Museum retrofitted 800 LED light bulbs using a rebate from San Diego Gas & Electric. We sat down with Michael Field, Director of Experience Design, to talk …

August OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The August OPOT Get-Together featured a morning of coffee and art courtesy of Café Mingei and the San Diego Art Institute. As the Mingei International Museum undergoes its renovations, the cafe continues to operate out of nearby neighbor the San Diego Art Institute. Park employees and volunteers were invited to enjoy their morning coffee and pastries as they peruse the …

2019 OPOT Collector’s Pin featuring The San Diego History Center

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The 2019 OPOT Collector’s Pin features the San Diego History Center! The dedication of the first of 21 California missions, the Mission San Diego de Alcala took place on July 16, 1769, making 2019 the 250th anniversary of San Diego and California’s history as we know it. In celebration, the History Center partnered with the San Diego Unified School District, …

Using Data to Pursue Sustainability Initiatives with Measurabl

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

To help the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s members use building operation data to run their buildings more sustainably, the Sustainability Program has partnered with Measurabl, a data management software. This dashboard will allow facility managers in the Park to view their building data in a single dashboard, including energy benchmarking, project tracking, and building audits. With this, our facility managers …

Meet Jessica Owens!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Jessica Owens is the Education Assistant at Mingei International Museum. As the Mingei Museum undergoes its transformative renovation, Jessica assists with continuing to bring the Museum’s education programs to the community by coordinating the new Mingei Away program and other educational workshops.  Can you tell us a bit about your role as education assistant?  As education assistant I work closely …

One Park – One Team Celebrates the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

In celebration of San Diego Pride, One Park – One Team invited Balboa Park employees and volunteers to march in the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade. Each year San Diego Pride realizes its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally through numerous programs and events, drawing hundreds of …