IDSM Lunch & Learn Recap

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

IDSM Lunch & Learn Workshop (June 29) Recap The Sustainability Program would like to thank all those who registered for and attended our IDSM Lunch & Learn Workshop on June 29. It was a great success with 4 speakers, 39 participants, 3 workshops and a delicious and sustainable lunch provided by the House of England. A complete set of the … Read More

Ecobee Thermostats

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

SDG&E is providing their small business customers with no-cost ecobee thermostats! Some BPCP institutions have already installed these thermostats, is your institution or business eligible? SDG&E has installed and provided business customers with thousands of ecobee Programmable Communicating Thermostats (PCTs) at no cost. Customers have found these smart thermostats easy to operate and it allows more control over energy use … Read More

Now Accepting Submissions for Sustainability Awards

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Sustainability Program is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Balboa Park Sustainability Awards. These awards will recognize and honor Balboa Park institutions that have completed innovative sustainability projects in the past year. Learn more. TO APPLY: Download and complete the application, then submit with a photo no later than Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. via email to sustainability@bpcp.org. … Read More

2015 One Park – One Team Luau

Kristen MihalkoAnnual BBQ, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The 2015 OPOT BBQ was a Hawaiian luau celebration and hosted 850 Park employees and volunteers! The event was catered by Homestyle Hawaiian with musical entertainment by Sugar Cane Band. We also had a tiki photo hut and games: networking bingo, cornhole hosted by Emerging Museum Professionals, and pineapple bowling. One Park – One Team awardees: Tony Cucuzella, San Diego … Read More

Marston House for Balboa Park Centennial Exhibits

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Learning Institute, San Diego Exhibit Evaluators Group

Eight people attended the four exhibits led by SOHO docent, and curator of the Souvenirs and Keepsakes exhibit, Chris Pro. These were the first exhibits at the Marston House. The exhibits included: Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935: The Making of the Dream City, Souvenirs & Keepsakes: Memorabilia of the 1915 & 1935 Expositions, Art in the Park, and Exposition Memories: … Read More

2015 Johns Hopkins University Student Projects

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Learning Institute

Trails Through Balboa Park presented by the Johns Hopkins University OnSite San Diego Seminar Students From January 5th through January 16th, Nan Renner led the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies graduate students on an inspiring trip through Balboa Park. Along with her creative, design-thinking workshops, students had a chance to learn from Balboa Park experts and executive directors and explore … Read More

New at Balboa Park: the Online Learning Portal

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Learning Institute, Online Learning Portal

September marks the official launch of the Balboa Park Online Learning Portal. In August we shared a sneak peek into our project, this month we are showing it off! The Learning Institute has been seeking new ways to help Balboa Park team members learn all the rich history and information our Park has to offer guests. Since completing the Customer … Read More

Coming soon: Balboa Park Online Learning

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Learning Institute, Online Learning Portal

It has been a year since the Learning Institute completed its Guest Experience Initiative and began its official search for an online learning environment to enhance our offerings to Balboa Park staff. After many product demonstrations, we found our match and added an additional team member to begin production on content. Six months after being hired Balkys Robles has completed … Read More

2014 Inaugural One Park – One Team BBQ

Kristen MihalkoAnnual BBQ, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Our inaugural BBQ served over 750 Balboa Park employees and volunteers. This event featured catered food from Phil’s BBQ, a photo booth van, steel drums, and activities that helped us better understand how long Park employees have been in the Park and where they were originally from. One Park – One Team awardees: Heart of the Park was awarded to … Read More