Meet Elsa Sevilla

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Elsa Sevilla is the San Diego History Center Ambassador and Director of External Affairs. In her role, Elsa promotes the History Center’s exhibitions, educational programming, research archives and the Serra Museum to reach all communities across San Diego County.  How did you become the San Diego History Center Ambassador? I love history so starting the Historic Places docu-series on KPBS …

November OPOT Get-Together Recap

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Park staff and volunteers enjoyed a visit from the San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy (P-AT) program for a chance to “de-stress” with pets for the November 2019 OPOT Get-Together. The P-AT program provides people of all ages in care facilities the chance to experience the joys of pet ownership and corporate groups a relaxing break with visits from socialized …

October OPOT Get-Together Recap

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Thanks to the friendly and experienced docents at The Old Globe, Park staff and volunteers got an inside look at the magic backstage of the Old Globe theatres at the October OPOT Get-Together. More than 60 Park team members enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours of the Globe’s three stages in Balboa Park including the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 580-seat …

Meet Travis Ballenger!

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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

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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 …

Meet Robyn Foster!

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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 …

August OPOT Get-Together Recap

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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

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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, …

Meet Jessica Owens!

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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 …