May OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The May One Park – One Team Get-Together featured an immersive tour of the Fleet Science Center’s Pause|Play exhibition. Designed for the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play, the Fleet’s newest exhibition was the perfect opportunity to bring Park employees and volunteers together. Park …

Meet Jose Ramirez

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

Jose Ramirez is the Facilities Manager at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Jose has been with the Garden for nearly seven years managing landscaping and facilities, and implementing sustainable practices to realize the Garden’s goal of becoming a zero-waste organization. How did you become the facilities manager for the Japanese Friendship Garden? It’s kind of a long story, before this I …

Reducing Energy Costs with Efficient Lighting at the Fleet Science Center

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the Fleet Science Center’s ongoing efforts to reduce their building’s energy usage, the organization is replacing existing light bulbs throughout the building with 1,100 energy efficient LEDs. By using these new bulbs, they expect to save $16,365 through reduced energy costs. The Fleet Science Center, also known simply as the Fleet, has continued to operate more sustainably …

Meet Paul Siboroski!

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

Paul Siboroski is the Director of Exhibits at the Fleet Science Center. In his role, Paul oversees the Fleet’s interactive exhibitions and works closely with the education and other departments to connect visitors to the power of science. April was Paul’s anniversary month, marking 18 years since he joined the Fleet as Director of Exhibits in 2001! How did you …

April OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The April OPOT Get-Together featured complimentary coffee and pastries for a “happy morning,” in the heart of Spanish Village Art Center. In celebration of Earth Month, the Balboa Park Sustainability Program joined One Park – One Team to share sustainable tips and play games to win Earth-friendly prizes! Members of the Sustainability Program and the Balboa Park Green Team played …

Exploring Energy Efficiency for Balboa Park’s 2019 LEED Efforts

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

We are excited to partner again with the San Diego Green Building Council to relaunch the Green Assistance Program (GAP) in Balboa Park. Through this program, green building professionals from the San Diego community will volunteer to help nine non-profit organizations in Balboa Park achieve LEED recertification, while attaining LEED project experience. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, …

March OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The March One Park One Team Get-Together featured a special art demonstration by one of the Park’s very own Spanish Village artists. Led and co-hosted by mixed media artist Daphne Gaylord, Park employees and volunteers enjoyed a step-by-step demonstration on how to make an acrylic paint pour in the heart of the Spanish Village Art Center plaza. With Daphne’s guidance, …

Successful Strategies to Improve Recycling at Events: Accomplishments at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

After benchmarking the recycling and waste at the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival in 2018, we were excited to work with their staff to put sustainability efforts into action at this year’s event. We specifically focused on “waste diversion” – the practice of reducing how much trash you send to the landfill by increasing how much you recycle or …

6th Annual Trustees Connected Celebration

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s 6th Annual Trustees Connected event united more than 300 Trustees from the Park’s 29 member organizations to acknowledge the 32,400 annual hours that Park stakeholders dedicate to overseeing governance, fundraising and overall support of Balboa Park each year. The 2019 theme The Rejuvenation of Balboa Park reflected the many exciting new projects that will contribute to …

Meet Rubi Baricuatro!

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

Rubi Baricuatro is the manager of the Balboa Park Sustainability Program, a program of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Before joining the Cultural Partnership, she worked within the Fleet Science Center’s education department and also led the institution’s Green Team! Now, Rubi oversees initiatives to advance Balboa Park toward a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future. How did you become …