Park Profiles: Meet Alison Hendrickson!

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Alison Hendrickson is the Visitor and Volunteer Engagement Manager at the San Diego History Center. Alison’s proactive attitude and passion for history, paired with her ability to create meaningful connections whilst being open minded, allow her to create a positive impression on both guests and volunteers of the Center. 1. How did you begin working at the San Diego History … Read More

2017 Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast Recap

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On its fourth year, the Balboa Park Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast and Sustainability Awards Ceremony keeps growing through partnerships with local sustainability organizations. The event brought together 149 attendees from 73 organizations including members, thought leaders and implementation specialists for a chance to connect, learn, and celebrate sustainability efforts in Balboa Park. Welcome Remarks Sustainability Director, Jessica Travis, introduced the theme … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Francis French!

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Francis French is the Director of Education at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. His enthusiasm for aviation and space, paired with his passion for inspiring continued learning beyond the classroom, have been key to the success of the education programs and events available to visitors of all ages. 1.  How did you first get involved with the Air … Read More

New Energy Utility Seasonal and Peak Periods

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) will be putting into effect recently updated seasonal and peak periods starting December 1, 2017. This will affect residential and business customers, as high energy use periods may need to change to accommodate energy pricing. The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) recent General Rate Case proceeding reviewed energy forecasts and costs and determined that … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Ira Bauer-Spector!

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Ira Bauer-Spector is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. This year he received Friends of Balboa Park’s Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader of Balboa Park Award for his contributions to fostering awareness for the arts and his dedication to the Balboa Park community. 1. Congratulations on being the recipient of the Betty Peabody Emerging … Read More

San Diego Natural History Museum: Passive Climate Control for Collections

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) has been working on a unique energy saving and collection preserving project that culminated with the opening of Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science in the fall of 2016. This permanent exhibit features a multitude of historic documents, photos and other delicate artifacts. The logistics of opening this exhibit took … Read More

San Diego Zoo Global: A Comprehensive Look at Waste Diversion

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The larger the organization, the more potential for resource savings and change. The San Diego Zoo as the largest organization in Balboa Park by acre, has answered the call for waste diversion action. Waste diversion is any method of keeping waste out of a landfill. This can include recycling, composting, donating, or a number of other creative options. In January … Read More

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

In light of recent natural disasters and global seismic activity, it is a good time to review emergency preparedness for your home and workplace. San Diego is prone to earthquakes and wildfires and should do an annual review of safety precautions, planning and supplies. Your safety may depend on how well-prepared you are. San Diego Gas & Electric has some … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Alyssa Gardner!

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Alyssa is the Development Coordinator at the San Diego Natural History Museum. As a long time regular of Balboa Park, Alyssa combines her visitor services background and knowledge of the institutions to her new position at the NAT. 1. How did you first get involved with the Natural History Museum? I grew up participating in Junior Theatre, so I was always … Read More